Well-known journalist Fabrizio Romano has tweeted that Manchester United interim-manager Ralf Rangnick wants to keep hold of reported Newcastle United target Donny van de Beek. The Dutchman has been linked with a loan move to Newcastle after it was reported by the Manchester Evening News he was offered to them and Borussia Dortmund.
Van De Beek has struggled for minutes since joining Manchester United, and it was thought that he would be loaned out in January.
However, it appears that perhaps Ragnick will look to give him more minutes going forward as he looks to break back into the Netherlands squad for the World Cup this year.
The Manchester United boss said he spoke to the £35 million midfielder (BBC Sport) a couple of weeks ago. In this conversation, he advised Van de Beek to stay at the club.
Rangnick states that Van De Beek ‘wants to play’
The German manager commented on the midfielder’s future and he wants to keep him. With the World Cup in Qatar around the corner, the Dutchman wants to break back into the side.
Rangnick stated: “I want Donny van de Beek to stay. I had a conversation with him two weeks ago and told him I would advise him to stay until the end of the season — with the World Cup coming up in the winter, he wants to play.”
This means that it’s likely that a move to Newcastle is not on the cards for the midfielder. Unless he demands a move away, other clubs in a better league position may be of more interest.
Newcastle will probably have to look elsewhere to land a midfielder in January. Furthermore, if he was signed, would he fit into Newcastle’s system?
The Toon Army are in the market for a ‘marquee midfielder‘. Names such as Georgino Wijnaldum, Aaron Ramsey and Dele Alli have been speculated with moves to Tyneside. Some Newcastle fans thought it could be Van de Beek after the links. However, with the comments from Rangnick, it seems this won’t be the case.
Newcastle should look elsewhere for a new midfielder. It’s likely van de Beek will stay put and with more assessment he won’t suit their style of play. With still two weeks left of the window, there’s still time to bring in a midfielder.