Manchester United’s Donny van de Beek is set to depart from Old Trafford come the winter transfer window, following challenging times with the team.
Fabrizio Romano, in his exclusive column today, highlighted that Van de Beek was on the brink of joining Real Sociedad in the summer.
It’s anticipated he’ll make a move when the window reopens in January.
Recent additions to the Red Devils’ midfield include Christian Eriksen and Mason Mount.
Both signings are now likely higher in preference over Van de Beek in Erik ten Hag’s lineup.
For Van de Beek, his tenure at United hasn’t lived up to expectations.
Once considered a significant talent during his tenure at Ajax, his United journey has been less than stellar.
Romano attributed Van de Beek’s setbacks at Manchester United to unfortunate injury stints and a lack of confidence, especially under ex-manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
In Romano’s words: “Donny van de Beek’s January exit from Manchester United seems imminent.
While it’s too soon to pinpoint his next destination, a summer transfer to Real Sociedad almost materialized.
Witnessing his challenges at United is disheartening, given his promising start at Ajax. Injuries have been a factor, coupled with a confidence deficit during Solskjaer’s management.”