Manchester United signed Donny van de Beek last summer, making him their first signing of the 2020 summer transfer window. It looked like a solid move at the time.
Just days after the rumour had first broken out, the Red Devils secured the Dutchman’s signature for an initial transfer fee believed to be around €40 million.
Van de Beek didn’t have a good debut campaign though, and could not break into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-team plans. As a result, rumours have emerged over the last few weeks that the 24-year-old midfielder could be on his way out of Old Trafford just one year after joining the club.
Arsenal were believed to be one of the clubs interested in signing the Dutchman. Some rumours even suggested that there might have been contact made. But transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, has tweeted out that there are no talks between the two Premier League giants and nothing is going on regarding Van de Beek as of today:
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No talks between Arsenal and Manchester United regarding Van de Beek
Despite initially being picked in the Netherlands’ squad for Euro 2020, Van de Beek had to withdraw his name a week or so ago due to an injury.
Van de Beek played 1,456 minutes of football across all competitions for Manchester United last season and registered one goal and two assists, according to stats from Transfermarkt. At this point of time, he can only hope that things turn around for him as quickly as possible and he is a regular in Solskjaer’s side.
Considering everything, letting Van de Beek leave this summer might not be a good idea on the part of the Red Devils, especially with Paul Pogba’s future up in the air as well. The Frenchman just has a year left on his current deal and if he was to indeed leave soon, then it is very possible that the 24-year-old could come into Solskjaer’s first-team as his replacement.