Transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has appeared to dismiss any notion that Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek will be signing for Arsenal this summer.
The Dutch midfielder, valued at £27m on Transfermarkt, has had a very rough time at Old Trafford this season, spending it as a backup player and only really seeing significant minutes in the cup competitions, this despite coming to the club with a glowing reputation following his time at Ajax.
This has unsurprisingly led to some claims that he could be on his way out of the club this summer as he seeks some regular first-team football, and Arsenal were reportedly one of the clubs that would be interested in signing him.
However, speaking on the latest edition of the Here We Go podcast, Romano claimed that there was no truth in the rumours connecting the Dutchman to the Emirates Stadium, as he rather emphatically put those rumours to bed.
“Rumours about Arsenal are not true, he is not going to Arsenal.”
TIF Thoughts on Fabrizio Romano’s comments about Donny van de Beek…
Would Donny van de Beek be a good signing for Arsenal?
This actually comes across as a bit of a shame when you consider what Van de Beek could offer Arsenal. If you look at what he was able to do at Ajax, where he racked up 41 goals and 34 assists in 175 appearances, he is certainly someone that could help the club fill the creative void that they lacked last season.
So hopefully this is a decision that came from Van de Beek’s side of the table rather than Arsenal refusing to try and sign him, because you’d hate to think that they simply gave up on someone who might have been some use to them.
Now we just have to wait and see if the club do end up making a signing in that area, because after the disappointing season they had in 2020/21, they need to find a solution to that problem, and they need to find it fast.