In quite extraordinary news, Donny van de Beek has been backed join Liverpool by Ajax legend Sjaak Swart. The former winger insists that Van de Beek will find it hard to compete with Bruno Fernandes and that he would be a great replacement for outgoing midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.
Donny van de Beek has endured a tough first season at United, limited to only four starts in the league and often being an unused substitute. And according to Swart, Van de Beek would succeed if he left United to join arch-rivals Liverpool.
“That is a choice [about his future] he has to make himself, whether he feels like he needs to leave. I am not worried about him,” he told Veronica Inside. “He would fit right in with other clubs. If I look at Liverpool and Wijnaldum is leaving now, he will be a wonderful replacement. Or for Thomas Muller, at Bayern Munich.”
It is believed that Van de Beek will hold talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjær after the Euro’s to understand his situation but it’s safe to say that any potential move to Liverpool will be ruled out.
No player has been transferred directly from United to Liverpool, or vice versa, in 1964 when Phil Chisnall swapped Manchester for Merseyside. So it would take quite an effort from Jürgen Klopp’s side to convince United.