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Eintracht Frankfurt leading the race to sign Man Utd flop Donny van de Beek

Donny van de Beek’s career at Manchester United has been an unmitigated disaster, and it’s time for the Dutchman to wave goodbye to Old Trafford.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Bundesliga powerhouse Eintracht Frankfurt are the front-runners in the race to sign the 26-year-old on loan in January.

La Liga surprise package Girona have approached the Red Devils to gather information about their overpaid flop. However, they remain behind the German outfit in the queue.

Van de Beek’s career at Man Utd has never taken off, even though the club splashed out around £40 million to sign him from Ajax as one of Europe’s hottest prospects in 2020.

Not even Erik ten Hag’s appointment last summer has reignited the midfielder’s disastrous experience at the Theatre of Dreams, leaving him pinned to the bottom of the pecking order.

Even amidst a midfield crisis after Casemiro and Christian Eriksen succumbed to injuries, Van de Beek has failed to break into Ten Hag’s first-team squad.

Barring a two-minute cameo appearance in a 1-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace in September, he has spent the remainder of the 2023/24 campaign on the fringes.

Tied to a lucrative contract until 2025, Van de Beek is in no hurry to leave Old Trafford, but Man Utd are running out of time to cash in on their forgotten man.

United’s best chance of recouping a portion of their investment is for the former Ajax starlet to impress elsewhere, with Frankfurt willing to give him an opportunity to get his faltering career back on track.

It wouldn’t be the first time Man Utd loaned out Van de Beek. They did so in January 2022 when ex-Everton boss Frank Lampard thought he could offer the troubled midfielder a lifeline in the Premier League.

That experiment went wrong, resulting in the Dutchman returning to Manchester having made just seven league appearances for the Toffees.