According to reports, Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keeps Ajax midfielder Van de Beek on radar
The young Ajax and Holland midfielder Donny Van de Beek has emerged as one of the United’s leading transfer targets as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks forward to building the gap that has been created due to Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba’s injury
The Ajax midfielder values for more than £50 million, is being assumed to level up the gap that has emerged. Solskjaer and United’s plans are focused to make deals that will help the club in long-term improvement after an acceptance that the club’s strike rate in the transfer market in recent years has been far from good enough and a significant factor behind their current woes.
But the Red Devils manager is eager to bring in a midfielder this month if the right deal can be struck and is of the opinion that Van de Beek is one of those that fit the budget as well as will provide the right amount of creativity and edge to the midfield
Speaking of numbers, the 22-year-old played a crucial role in Ajax’s journey to the Champions League semi-finals and a Dutch league and cup double last season and has eight goals in 26 matches this term.
However, it came as a surprise as there was no such initiation made for Van De Beek in the summer, despite Frenkie De Jong and Matthijs De Ligt moving towards Barcelona and Juventus respectively after the Champions League Semifinals.
But since it seems impossible for Ajax to qualify for the next round of the Champions League this season, the 22-year-old move might look a possible move from here.
Whether the deal gets finalized before the transfer window closes before Jan 3 remains a question, however, Van being the first option looks more feasible than the second option Leicester City’s James Maddison, who possibly won’t be sold this month.