Crystal Palace confident of signing Man United midfielder

Crystal Palace is confident they will be able to sign midfielder Donny van de Beek from Manchester United before the January transfer window’s deadline.

That’s according to a recent report from TalkSPORT, who claims the Eagles feel they have a ‘strong chance’ of landing the Netherlands international.

In an attempt to rack up valuable first-team minutes, van de Beek, 24, is understood to be looking for a way out of Old Trafford this month.

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Despite arriving in Manchester 18-months ago, following a transfer from Ajax, van de Beek has struggled to break into both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick’s first-team plans.

Midfielder Donny van de Beek has struggled at Manchester United since he joined from Ajax back in 2020.

Having started in just four Premier League matches since the beginning of last season, the 24-year-old’s career has undoubtedly been left to stagnate. That could all be set to change if Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace can sign him on a shock loan deal until the end of the season though.

Discussing his philosophy, which is centred around playing possession-based football to Sky Sports recently, the Frenchman said: “I knew it was a nice goal [Conor Gallagher’s vs. Brighton] in terms of the build-up from the back, but I didn’t realise in the moment that every player had touched the ball because I was too into the game.

“It was good to see it back, because it shows the way we want to play.”

Given Vieira’s desire for his side to become a more technical outfit, it is understandable why the club has turned its attention to van de Beek.

Widely regarded as one of Europe’s most well-rounded and versatile midfielders, the former Ajax star certainly has a lot to offer when given the chance to shine.

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