As frustrations mount over the ‘blocked’ transfer of Donny van de Beek, his agent lashes out at Manchester United.
All summer, Donny van de Beek was linked with a move away from Manchester United, but no deal materialized.
The nightmare of Donny van de Beek After the out-of-favour midfielder’s agent expressed his dissatisfaction with rejected deals on deadline day, his Manchester United career continues to burn brightly.
Despite his £40 million transfer fee, Van de Beek has yet to make an appearance for United this season. Last season, he was employed as an occasional player.
The Dutchman had been linked with a move elsewhere – either on loan or permanently – and it appeared that he would leave Old Trafford after a rumoured interest.
Despite his refusal to employ him this season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to his agent Guido Albers, did not let the former Ajax midfielder to depart.
Everton reportedly made a last-minute loan deal for the playmaker, but Rafa Benitez’s side were unsuccessful.
And, after the deal was rejected, agent Albers chastised the club for their unwillingness to comply in a media interview.
Albers told VL in the Netherlands, “Today I was trying to find a club for Donny.”
“Everyone is aware of the circumstances. We put in a lot of effort, but the club is preventing us from doing so.
“Italy, Germany, and England were all quite interested.
“I’d rather not bring it up. Everyone who knows Donny knows that all he wants to do is play football. So, based on my reaction, I believe you can deduce.
“Manchester United appeared to provide permission at first, but they eventually did not. It’s been excruciating recently.
“And now he has lost his spot in the Dutch National Team, despite the fact that he continues to work as hard as he did before.”
Van de Beek was unable to participate in the Euro 2020 campaign, as the Netherlands advanced to the round of 16 before being eliminated by the Czech Republic.
His exclusion, according to Louis van Gaal, was due to a lack of game time, a reason that may have affected his agent’s choice.
United are yet to add a central midfielder this summer, which means Van de Beek could get increased playing time.
However, with Declan Rice and Ruben Neves allegedly on the club’s radar, his prospects of seeing action in January may be limited.