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Man Utd outcast Donny van de Beek is January transfer target for Valencia but £100,000-a-week wages are huge problem

DONNY VAN DE BEEK could be offered a way out of his Manchester United hell by Valencia, according to reports.

The Dutchman, 25, has failed to embed himself at United and has massively struggled for game time since his transfer to the club in 2020.

Donny van de Beek could depart Man United in January for Valencia
Van de Beek made his return to the United team against Sheriff

And after making just 54 appearances – many of which have come from the bench – Van de Beek could finally be offered the chance to leave.

According to TodoFichajes, Spanish side Valencia want to sign the midfielder in January.

A loan is the most likely course of action with United willing to allow the move to happen in similar fashion to last year when they sanctioned a loan to Everton in January.

However, his £100,000 per week wages are a huge stumbling block that needs to be overcome for a move to happen.

Valencia are insistent that United take on the majority of the burden, with their transfer goals for the window seeing them pursue two or three additions to the squad.

But interest in Van de Beek is not limited to the Spaniards, with the likes of Leicester, AC Milan and Ajax among the clubs who were interested in the summer.

With United accepting they are unlikely to recoup the £40million they shelled out for him, The Foxes are thought to be preparing a low-ball offer of £13m.

The former Ajax star made his return to the United fold during the 3-0 win over Sheriff after a two-month absence.


United boss Erik ten Hag was said to be shocked by Van de Beek’s lack of confidence in the summer.

But following his return to the team Ten Hag has insisted he has a role to play going forward despite not being first choice in the pecking order.

After the Sheriff game he said: “Donny came in the last part and he also had some good positions in between the lines. I think that combination was good.

“He was a long time out, I was happy to give him some minutes because you need that to get in the right form. He’s had to work himself back.

“He’s not even one week in training, same as Harry Maguire, so I was really happy to give Donny and Harry minutes because we need them in the coming weeks.

“When you analyse the season so far, then if he was available he’d get his chance.

“We need goals and I know Donny is really good in that position to score goals, but he’s also really good in defensive transition.”

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