This season hasn’t been the best for Manchester United in terms of squad depth and ratings in the transfer market. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has been struggling to win crucial games due to a shortage of prolific forwards in the squad.
In a recent reveal, it has now been disclosed that the Red Devils could have signed Ajax’s star midfielder Donny van de Beek last summer. After Ajax’s dream run to the Champions League Final, many players including De Jong and De Ligt went on to join top European Clubs. United could have brought the youngster to the Old Trafford for a small fee of 20 million pounds. But they decided against it.
After struggling for most of the season, Solksjaer has finally decided to add some midfielders to his squad in the winter transfer window. After failing to secure a deal for Leicester’s James Maddison, United wanted to acquire the services of Donny van de Beek. But he is reportedly set to finalize a deal with Real Madrid that would make him a Madrid player in the summer of 2020.
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Van de Beek’s move to Real Madrid is 80% certain
According to a source at the Mirror, Manchester United don’t have any chance of signing the Netherlands International right now. The only chance they have now is if Real Madrid changes their plans, provided the quality in their midfield at the moment. Moreover, they have some talented young players like Odegaard, Ceballos, and Kubo out on loan.
“It’s now too late for United. The only hope for them is if Madrid pulls out of the transfer. But at this moment, this move is still scheduled to go through in the summer.”
When asked about his next destination after the Dutch Champions Ajax, Van de Beek responded-
“I can’t or don’t want to do anything with it anyway [rumors about Real Madrid and Manchester United]. I have said before that I will play at Ajax this season. Maybe next season too.”