Former Premier League player Carlton Palmer doesn’t believe it would be too much of a blow to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or Manchester United if Donny van de Beek decides to move on in January.
Van de Beek signed for the Red Devils in September 2020 for £35m from Ajax with a further £5m in add-ons according to BBC Sport.
The 24-year-old has barely played this season for Manchester United, with his appearance against West Ham in the Carabao Cup a rare 90 minutes for him.
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Journalist Fabrizio Romano told The United Stand that: “As of now what they are planning to do is leave Man United in January. This is the plan because they can’t continue like this and because Donny wants to play.”
Palmer doesn’t believe it will be a big blow to Solskjaer or the club if Van de Beek decides he wants to move on, telling This is Futbol: “I think it’s one of those that it’s not quite worked out for him, has it? And sometimes you do that. You have a move to a football club and it doesn’t quite work out and it hasn’t quite worked out for him, so I don’t think it will be too much of a blow to Ole or Manchester United if he decides that he wants to move on.”
“At the end of the window, I received a call from Guido Albers, his agent, that he might be loaned out after all. But at the last minute it was cancelled, stopped again.”
An Italian journalist posted on his Twitter account that Juventus have shown interest in Van de Beek, with the club’s sporting director and the player’s agent having held talks about a possible loan move with an option to buy.