Manchester United set Donny van de Beek price tag amid Real Sociedad interest

Manchester United want £25 million to sell Donny van de Beek amid interest from Real Sociedad.

The Netherlands midfielder signed for United in 2020 from Ajax, costing the club around £35m.

After struggling to make his mark at Old Trafford under more than one manager, it looks like Van de Beek’s days in a United shirt are numbered.

Van de Beek has struggled to earn a starting role since his switch to United, and the arrival of Mason Mount only pushes him further down the pecking order.

On top of that, United are interested in adding Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat to their squad ahead of the new season. The writing is on the wall for Van de Beek.

Real Sociedad have been linked with a move for Van de Beek, although there is question marks over the player’s salary demands. The Daily Mail suggest United want £25m to let him go this summer.

That appears to be an ambitious asking price, given the length of time Van de Beek spent out injured last season.

Van de Beek will have to accept lower wages elsewhere if he wants a move away move.

Let us know in the comments section if you think United would be right to sell Van de Beek.

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  1. slowly but surely some players will go,good for Ten Hag,helping to buy the type of people he wants,to build a squad.Hopefully this will push us further up the table. As for the greedy Glazers the new sponsership deal,is why they were stalling,it does not look good,will we ever see the back of them.

  2. My understanding is that Mount has been brought in as a No8 as Eriksens legs won’t go past 60 min. VDB is not a No8, he’s a No10 so I don’t see why the addition of Mount pushes VDB down the pecking order. Fred yes, VDB I don’t see. When fit, VDB has always been looked as an understudy to Fernandes (who I don’t rate as much as some do) but whether he would be prepared to continue as such appears to be the issue. He wants regular game time and to be back in the NL squad. Fernandes has god like status at United and also appears to be injury proof so game time for VDB would be limited. BF cannot play 50+ games per season for United plus internationals though. His legs are too getting older.

      1. My brother English na your problems, he said Bruno is injury proof, meaning he’s free from injuries or never gets injured

  3. Please don’t sell vdb, 🙏🙏🙏. There are players you can sell, Fred, MCtominay, martial, lord Maguire. Sell all these men and see how far the team will be transformed and with enough funds to raise for the arrival of amrabat and a center defender. We don’t want to waste much time please ERIC TEN HAG 🙏. WE trusted you will be able to push us up the top 🪜

  4. Yup. My thoughts would be to sell DvdB this summer and don’t be *too* fussy about what we get for him.

    Ten Hag has shown repeatedly that he wants versatile players, especially in midfield, so there’s limited utility in sticking to traditional labels like 6, 8 and 10. Ten Hag grew up in the world of Total Football (perfected by the Dutch, of course, especially at Ajax, in the 1970s). As many would know, the system has been adapted and evolved: Pep Guardiola at Barcelona, taking it to Man City, as well as others adopting it. But that’s just one face of the ‘tactical cube’ encompassing football in the modern era.

    With Mainoo around (albeit currently injured) and given form and past performances, I don’t see long-term roles for DvdB or McTominay (and Fred is already basically out the door) … but I do want to see someone like Amrabat in to complement Casemiro. You can see Ten Hag wants his midfield to be intelligent, perhaps even above physicality, as long as he sufficient muscle on the pitch somewhere.

    Even with those desirable transfers done, that is far from the end state. Beyond injuries and retirements, I expect midfield to continue to undergo the most evolution over the next season or three as Ten Hag builds his vision of a ‘perfect’ Man Utd … and may he be given every opportunity to do so!

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