Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek is on the brink of a move to Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt. The Dutch international, who joined United in September 2020 for £35 million, is set to undergo medical tests as part of his imminent transfer within the next 24 hours. The proposed deal involves a loan arrangement for the remainder of the season, with Eintracht Frankfurt having the option to make it permanent in the summer for €11 million fixed plus €4 million in add-ons.
🔴🇳🇱 Donny van de Beek will complete medical tests as new Eintracht player in the next 24 hours. Loan deal will be signed this week.
The buy option clause will be there as revealed on Friday; it's not mandatory, worth €11m fixed plus €4m add-ons.
Exclusive news, confirmed. pic.twitter.com/Fu1CZKOrd9
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 18, 2023
Van de Beek’s move to Frankfurt comes after a challenging period at Old Trafford, where he made only six Premier League starts since his arrival. Manager Erik ten Hag expressed the need for the midfielder to secure playing time to rejuvenate his career. The 26-year-old is expected to bring a fresh start to his professional journey with this loan move.
The narrative surrounding Van de Beek’s spell at Manchester United has been less than favorable. The club is reportedly facing a potential loss of around £22 million on the 2020 recruit. His limited playing time and struggles to secure a consistent role in the team have been contributing factors to this negative outcome.
The signing of Van de Beek was initially considered a coup for Manchester United during the summer of 2020. However, the anticipated success never materialized, and the Dutch midfielder’s time at Old Trafford has been characterized by limited opportunities and positional challenges.
The move to Frankfurt not only signifies a new chapter for Van de Beek but also highlights the complexities of player recruitment and the challenges faced by clubs in ensuring successful signings. As the January transfer window approaches, this deal will likely be closely monitored by football fans eager to see how Van de Beek fares in a new environment.