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Donny van de Beek completes loan move away from Man Utd with bargain 'option to buy' clause included

Donny van de Beek completes loan move away from Man Utd with bargain 'option to buy' clause included

Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek has joined the club on loan until the end of the 2023/24 campaign.

It's official. Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek will spend the rest of the 2023/24 campaign away from Old Trafford.

The 26-year-old Netherlands international has endured a frustrating spell at Manchester United following a much-anticipated £35 million move from Eredivisie side Ajax in the summer of 2020.

In total, he has made just 35 Premier League appearances across three seasons – a largely underwhelming output considering his form for Ajax.

Now, the midfielder has joined Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt on a six-month loan deal.

Frankfurt will not only pay a loan fee and the majority of Van de Beek's wages, according to the Daily Mail, but the deal will include an option to buy clause worth £9.5 million plus £2.6 million in add-ons.

Manchester United confirmed Van de Beek's departure in a statement on Monday morning.

It read: "Donny van de Beek has signed for Eintracht Frankfurt on loan from Manchester United. The 26-year-old Dutch midfielder will join the Bundesliga side for the remainder of the 2023/24 season.

"The deal comes on the first day of the 2024 winter transfer window, which remains open until February 1.

"Van de Beek will be pushing for more playing time in Germany after making two appearances for United so far this season.

"Eintracht Frankfurt are currently sixth in the Bundesliga and face a UEFA Europa Conference League play-off with Union Saint-Gilloise of Belgium in February.

"In total, the 26-year-old has made 62 appearances and scored two goals for United since joining from Ajax in 2020, and also played seven games for Everton during a loan spell in 2022.

"Van de Beek helped Ajax reach the Champions League semi-final in 2019, and has played 19 times for the Netherlands, scoring three goals.

"Everyone at Manchester United wishes Donny all the best in Frankfurt for the rest of the season."

Eintracht Frankfurt, meanwhile, currently sit sixth in the Bundesliga with six wins from a possible 16.

Featured Image Credit: Getty Images - Eintracht Frankfurt

Topics: Donny van de Beek, Manchester United, Bundesliga, Eintracht Frankfurt, Erik Ten Hag