Donny van de Beek agrees to join Eintracht Frankfurt on loan

The Manchester United midfielder will move to the German side on loan in January, with the option of a permanent move next summer.
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Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek will move on loan to Eintracht Frankfurt in January, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The deal will see the German side pay a loan fee and have the option to buy the Dutch midfielder for €15million next summer.

Van de Beek has struggled to enjoy his time in Manchester, despite the arrival of Erik Ten Hag last season which was meant to spark a fire to reignite his miserable time at Old Trafford. Instead, he has endured further misery and has just made two appearances in 2023/24.

At Ajax, van de Beek played an integral role in Ten Hag’s side, but has failed to replicate the progressive play that he enjoyed under the Dutch manager. The player has played an understudy role to captain Bruno Fernandes for much of his spell here, and has struggled with lengthy injury problems.

The German side will take on the services of van de Beek, and it is a pretty low risk loan. It can be imagined that the former Ajax player was keen on moving ahead of Euro 2024, where he could have an outside chance of being included in the squad if he plays well in Germany.

Red Devil Armada’s verdict:

The midfielder’s contract with United does not expire until 2025, so here’s to hoping that he regains some form and Frankfurt exercise the buy option. It is United’s best chance of gathering a fee on their €39million investment in 2020, otherwise it would be likely to see him leave on a free the following year.