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Manchester United Star Donny Van De Beek Has Offered Himself To Barcelona

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Manchester United Star Donny Van De Beek Has Offered Himself To Barcelona

Donny van de Beek is so desperate to leave Manchester United this summer that he's offered himself to Barcelona, after the Catalan giants missed out on Georginio Wijnaldum.

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Van de Beek moved to United from Ajax last summer, in a move that excited fans of the club, but it was an extremely tough first season for him in the Premier League.

The Dutch midfielder, who was ruled out of Euro 2020 with an unnamed injury, played just 515 minutes in the league in his debut campaign and was often left on the bench.

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Even in the Europa League final against Villarreal, the 24-year-old was left on the bench, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still having one last substitution to use.

That was potentially the final straw, as Van de Beek has offered himself to Barca, according to Spanish outlet SPORT.

The report says that the midfielder would happily take a loan deal to the Nou Camp, although he is looking for a permanent move away.

Van de Beek made a rare appearance on the final day of the league season vs Wolves. Image: PA Images
Van de Beek made a rare appearance on the final day of the league season vs Wolves. Image: PA Images
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Barcelona are known to be looking for a midfielder to add to Ronald Koeman's team next season, as they hope to recapture the Spanish title.

It was expected that Wijnaldum would leave Liverpool to join Koeman, who wanted to sign the Netherlands midfielder last summer, but instead the former Newcastle United player is heading to PSG.

La Liga giants Barca haven't given an official answer to Van de Beek yet but are reportedly looking for a more defensive-minded player.

The former Ajax man, who twice nearly signed for Real Madrid, was previously a target for Barcelona when their Clasico rivals were interested in him.

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Wijnaldum was expected to move to Barcelona. Image: PA Images
Wijnaldum was expected to move to Barcelona. Image: PA Images

As well as costing him a move away from Old Trafford, Van de Beek's inability to play more defensively could be the reason he's not playing much under Solskjaer.

Bruno Fernandes has become undroppable since joining United and is the side's most influential player, scoring 28 goals in 58 appearances.

Paul Pogba's resurgence, though not as good as his form for France, has also got in Van de Beek's way when it comes to forcing himself into the first team.

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Like Barca, the Premier League runners up need a more defensive-focused midfielder, with both Scott McTominay and Fred criticised for their work in central midfield.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Donny van de Beek, Football, Manchester United, Barcelona, Premier League, Transfer gossip, La Liga

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