Manchester United outline demands to La Liga club in talks for midfielder

Manchester United remain in talks with Real Sociedad over Donny van de Beek.

The Red Devils have outlined that whilst a loan may be possible, it must include an obligation to buy rather than an option, as per Mundo Deportivo. The club want to ensure they will recuperate funds from any potential deal.

United paid Ajax £35 million for Van de Beek in 2020 and he is yet to live up to the price tag, though now he won’t be given the chance to do so in a red shirt. Game time was incredibly limited for the Dutchman under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and an injury last term meant he was unable to prove himself in Erik ten Hag’s setup.

Van de Beek has no place in Ten Hag’s squad

Still, the times Van de Beek played, he hasn’t performed well enough to warrant a starting role and at 26, that’s what he should be prioritising over warming benches.

His lack of game time means United will have to cut their losses when it comes to negotiating a transfer fee  – there’s no chance they’ll receive an amount close to what they paid.

Currently, reports suggest that the most likely option is a loan for the forthcoming season and then a permanent exit. Hopefully, his performances across the term can hike his price tag significantly higher.

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