Reports from the Manchester Evening News claim that Newcastle have been offered the chance to sign Manchester United’s Donny van de Beek on loan.
German side Borussia Dortmund have also reportedly been contacted about the Dutch midfielder.
Since arriving at Old Trafford, Van de Beek has really struggled for consistent game time. Last summer there were rumblings that he would complete a loan move to Everton. But instead he stayed at Man United.
Across Twitter, people have been tweeting ‘#FreeDonny’, as a sign of support to the Dutchman. Some football fans want to see him given a chance elsewhere and show the talents we’ve seen before at Ajax.
Move away could help Van De Beek break back into the Netherlands side
With minimal game time at Man United, Van De Beek is reportedly looking for a move away to get more consistent minutes. There’s no doubt that if he were to move to Newcastle, he would certainly be in the starting XI.
Since moving to Manchester, the 24-year-old has fallen out of favour with his national side. Netherlands boss Louis Van Gaal has not picked him on the last three occasions. The World Cup is on the horizon, so Van de Beek will want to make sure he can get on the plane to Qatar.
However, Man United coach Ralf Rangnick reportedly isn’t 100% sure on the midfield he wants to set up with. Perhaps going forward he will want to accommodate the Netherlands international. Additionally, it’s some tough competition for Newcastle to land his signature with Dortmund also in the mix.
In the last 30 minutes of the FA Cup tie against Aston Villa, the midfielder came off the bench and impressed Rangnick. The German boss switched up the game plan as Donny came on and they controlled more of the game.
It would be a great marquee signing for Newcastle’s midfield. Some fans would be over the moon with a potential loan move.
But landing Van De Beek will be tough, as it’s unclear whether or not he will be allowed to leave Old Trafford. And even then, the potential lure of Dortmund could push him towards the Bundesliga.
However, this time around Newcastle have more financial pull, so perhaps striking a deal isn’t as far away as we think it is.