Real Sociedad are 'negotiating to sign Donny van de Beek on loan'

Real Sociedad are ‘negotiating with Manchester United to sign Donny van de Beek on loan’ after he admitted he could leave Old Trafford this summer

  • Real Sociedad are ‘negotiating’ a potential loan deal for Donny van de Beek 
  • It comes after the Man United midfielder admitted he wanted to leave the club 
  • Real Sociedad could also reportedly ‘include an option to buy him for £8million’ 

Real Sociedad are reportedly ‘negotiating with Manchester United’ to sign Donny van de Beek on loan.

The midfielder scored the only goal in Manchester United’s 1-0 pre-season win against Lyon earlier this month, in what was an emotional return to the pitch for the former Ajax star following a very long injury layoff. 

The 26-year-old has struggled with several injuries over the past few seasons, notably suffering a horror knee injury in January that kept him out of the side for the second half of the season. 

But Van de Beek has previously made it clear that he was exploring options away from Old Trafford and according to reports, a move to Spain could be emerging on the horizon, with his contract set to expire in 2025. 

Noticias de Gipuzkoa claim that Real Sociedad are ‘negotiating’ with Erik ten Hag’s side and ‘intend to bring him to Spain on a loan deal that includes a purchase option of approximately £8million.’

Real Sociedad have reportedly been negotiating a deal to sign Donny van de Beek on loan

That deal apparently will include an option to purchase the Dutch midfielder for around £8million

Van De Beek (left) has struggled with injuries since he joined United back in 2020 for £40m

After arriving at Manchester United for £40m in 2020, The Netherlands international has made just 60 appearances for the club returning two goals and two assists in all competitions. 

He would go on to spend some time away from the club, joining up with Everton on loan for the second half of the 2021-22 season. 

The Dutchman would struggle for game time in Frank Lampard’s side, too, making just seven league appearances due to a thigh problem. 

Mail Sport understands that Van de Beek has this summer been offered to Roma while former Celtic boss Neil Lennon believes that the 26-year-old could benefit from a move to his old club. 

Earlier this month, the wantaway midfielder was candid about his future admitting that while he was proud to play for the Red Devils, it was possible that he could leave the football club. 

‘For now it is hard to say where my future is,’ he said after the pre-season friendly win. 

He returned to the pitch after a long lay-off to score the only goal of Erik ten Hag’s (pictured) 1-0 win against Lyon

Van de Beek (pictured) suffered a horror knee injury in January that has kept him out of the side towards the back end of the season

But the midfielder has been candid about his chances of leaving the club claiming that ‘there is a possibility that I move’ 

‘Yes [he could stay], but it’s also a possibility that I move, so everything is open. I’m focussing on getting as fit as possible and pushing on.

‘In football you never know, especially for me. I’ve been linked with so many clubs… but I’m not focusing on that.

‘I’m proud to wear this shirt and I realise that every day. Let’s see what happens.’

For Real Sociedad, Van de Beek could be the perfect option to fill the void left by David Silva, who announced his retirement yesterday after sustaining an ACL injury in pre-season training with the club. 

The World Cup winner, who won four Premier League titles with Manchester City, joined the LaLiga outfit back in 2020, making 93 appearances in total. 

But with his departure, the Spanish side will be looking to reinforce their midfield stocks, having also lost central midfielder Ander Guevara to Alaves. 

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