Crystal Palace ‘pressured’ to sign Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek in final days of January transfer window, reporter claims Tom Barclay.
It’s been a quiet month for the Eagles, who are yet to make any acquisitions after a busy summer of signings, but they could have a bumpy end to the winter window.
What is the latest news about Van de Beek?
According to the famous journalist fabrice romanomany clubs are interested in signing Van de Beek, with Palace and La Liga outfit Valencia believed to be leading the charge for his signature.
The transfer expert complaints that the Selhurst Park side have now submitted a direct loan proposal and are now in direct negotiations with United over the 19-cap Dutch international.
Ralf Rangnick’s charges are said to be open to allow Van de Beek – who is valued at £22.5million by Transfermarkt – to leave temporarily for footballing and financial reasons if a suitable offer arrives.
However, it is also claimed that the Red Devils will only consider a loan deal until the end of the season without an option to buy, as the creative talent situation will be reassessed next season when a new manager is in charge. bar.
What did Barclay say about Van de Beek?
Barclay have provided an update on Palace’s pursuit of Van de Beek, revealing how the 24-year-old is seen as someone who could add some more experience to Patrick Vieira’s squad.
He told GiveMeSport: “So Vieira spoke last week where he was asked emphatically at a press conference, ‘Would you like more experience to be brought in during this window?’ I think his answer was basically, ‘Yes, I would like to have more experience.’
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“Van de Beek, although he doesn’t have a lot of Premier League experience because he hasn’t played much, would fall into that category. A Dutch international, he has 19 caps, obviously had these incredible European races with Ajax, and who is also interesting Son-in-law of Dennis Bergkamp.
“Obviously Bergkamp and Vieira know each other, I don’t know if that played out at all, I wouldn’t be surprised if it did, and they’re pushing for him. So that’s definitely one to watch.”
What went wrong for Van de Beek?
Van de Beek arrived on English shores with considerable reputation in September 2020 having scored 41 goals and provided 34 assists in 175 appearances for boyhood club Ajax.
He also helped the Dutch giants achieve a domestic double in 2018/19 while playing a pivotal role in their journey to the Champions League semi-finals in the same season.
But he didn’t get a chance to shine at United. In the past 18 months, Van de Beek has started just four Premier League games and got just 380 minutes of first-team action this season.
A short-term switch to Palace could therefore be the spark he needs to relaunch his career, whether at United or elsewhere.
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