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Donny van de Beek leaves Manchester United for Eintracht Frankfurt on a loan deal

Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek has completed his loan transfer move to Eintracht Frankfurt, as confirmed by

The Bundesliga club hold the option to make the move permanent for £9.55 million, with £2.6m in add-ons.

They will also pay a small loan fee to Man United and will cover the majority of his wages.

Van de Beek joined United from Ajax in 2020 in a deal worth £40m.  

He scored twice in 62 appearances for the Red Devils. 

The Dutch midfielder was sent out on loan to Everton two years ago, but that failed to revive his career.

A fresh start for Donny van de Beek

A combination of poor form and injuries are the primary reasons why Van de Beek’s career never took off at Old Trafford.

When he was fit and available, he never took the opportunities that came his way.

He also lost his place in the Netherlands national team.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer preferred a midfield of Fred and Scott McTominay with Bruno Fernandes ahead of them.

Erik ten Hag’s arrival indicated Van de Beek’s fortunes could change in England. The duo achieved great success when they were together at Ajax. 

However, even Ten Hag failed to get the best out of him.

He was the subject of interest from Fenerbahce and Galatasaray earlier, but a deal did not materialise.

United have had huge injury problems this season. Even then, the Dutch midfielder has played only 21 minutes of football all season.

This clearly showed that he is out of favour at United and must look for playing opportunities elsewhere.

The expected return to the squad of Casemiro and Mason Mount this month would have further blocked his game-time.

A loan move to Frankfurt makes sense for the player and the Red Devils.

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