Donny van de Beek’s agent reveals Man Utd are blocking Premier League transfer | Football

Donny van de Beek has struggled during his loan spell with Eintracht Frankfurt (Getty)

Donny van de Beek’s agent claims that Manchester United are not willing to sell the midfielder to another Premier League club this summer.

The 27-year-old joined United in a £40 million deal from Ajax in 2020 but has struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford and is now expected to leave on a permanent deal at the end of the season.

Van de Beek has spent the second half of this campaign on loan with Eintracht Frankfurt but the midfielder has been unable to secure a regular place in the team and the Bundesliga side are not taking up their option to buy for £9.5m.

Guido Albers, Van de Beek’s agent, has ruled out a possible return to Ajax this summer and is now targeting a move to La Liga, Serie A or Ligue 1 as United are not entertaining offers from rival Premier League sides.

When asked about being reunited with Van de Beek after their split in October 2021, Albers said on ESPN’s Goedemorgen Eredivisie on Sunday: ‘I think that’s wonderful, he has been away from me for a while.

‘For me it is a very nice moment in his career to pick it up again. We said together, ‘back to basics’.

Manchester United's Donny van de Beek applauds fans after the match

Donny van de Beek is set to leave Manchester United this summer (Action Images via Reuters)

‘He’s lost that a bit in recent years. He is hungry and eager to please. I came to an agreement with Frankfurt for him. Frankfurt still had an option until June 30, which they will not exercise. Officially he is now going back to Manchester United and I am now in discussions with him.

‘Donny does not want to stay in the Premier League, also because United do not want that. That is not a good choice for him. He needs to return to a club that plays good football. In any case, he will not return to Ajax.

‘My preference was to look in Spain, Italy or France. If I could get him in Spain or Italy that would be fantastic, at a club where he will play as a No.10 like he played at Ajax.

‘You see that the Dutch are successful in a certain way in Spanish or Italian football.

‘He was very close to a transfer to Real Sociedad last summer. That was cancelled at the last minute because Erik ten Hag wanted to keep him until the last minute. Then he ended up at Frankfurt.’

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