Donny van de Beek, a Manchester United midfielder, had links tying him with late exits from Old Trafford this summer. Rumours said that he would move to Everton and Roma on transfer deadline day, but he stayed at Old Trafford. And after the football news of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reassurance, his agent explains Van de Beek remaining at Manchester United.
Following a disappointing debut season at United, Van de Beek has been a substitute that Solskjaer has not used much. Indeed, he has remained absent in all three of the club’s Premier League games of this new 2021-22 season.
United even considered offering him to Borussia Dortmund as part of the Jadon Sancho deal. However, Sancho’s transfer later became a straight cash deal.
And now, the Dutchman is eager to prove himself in Manchester this season after getting so few chances.
After struggling to adapt to the relentless pace of English football last season, Donny van de Beek was even following a special training program over the summer to help build his fitness and physical strength.
Ironically, Van de Beek’s quality has never been in question. Indeed, he was a nominees for the Ballon d’Or in 2019 for his exploits in the Champions League with Ajax.
So, it may seem natural for other clubs to inquire about his availability.
According to one report from Dutch outlet AD, Everton made a late attempt to sign Van de Beek on loan.
And, despite his earlier determination to fight for his place, the Manchester United midfielder was not opposed to accepting it.
But now, there is a shift in the player’s stance. Reports earlier this month suggested that he had previously instructed his representatives to turn down approaches.
Then Solskjaer’s Premier League line-up for a third consecutive game against Wolves snubbed him again.
Agent Explains Van de Beek Remaining at Manchester United
And now, Van de Beek’s agent, Guido Albers, has told Voetbal International, on Tuesday evening, the reason behind his suffering.
Albers reveals that it was United who refused to engage or cooperate in attempting to arrange a transfer.
“There was a lot of interest from Italy, Germany, England, so that looked good. But you need the co-operation of the club, and it looked like they would, but ultimately they didn’t,” Albers explained.
“Disappointed, but also assuring for him, so that he will get his chance, and will get his minutes, but this will become clear in due time. He’s been promised that before, but we came to a clear agreement about this with the club, so we have all faith that it will happen now,” Albers continued.