Episode #227 | Summer Transfer Muppetry – Donny van de Beek

Manchester United Podcast - Donny van de Beek
American Red Devils Podcast Episode 277
Manchester United Weekly Podcast Episode 227 – Summer Transfer Muppetry

This podcast, the American Red Devils the latest Manchester United transfer news. Top of the list is Donny van de Beeks £40M transfer from Ajax to Manchester United. Alex and John also discuss the Jadon Sancho deal and the latest squad news as players return to training. Give a listen and tweet the podcast your questions if you want to be featured. Thanks and Glory Glory!

Donny van de Beek to Mancehster United Done Deal!

The latest from Fabrizio Romano is that Donny van de Beek is officially a Red Devil after completing his medical yesterday.

The fee is said to be £40M and Manchester United will offer Donny a 5-year deal. As a result of Manchester United’s recent cash crunch, I believe this type of deal would be more in line with what the club can afford given the COVID-19 headwinds.

Read up more on the current financial issues facing Manchester United, check out my recent article – The Real Reason Manchester United Are Balking At £108M For Jadon Sancho.

Who is Donny van de Beek?

I myself was not too familiar with Donny so I did a little digging on the internet machine. He has 37 caps for Ajax this season, gracing their starting XI 88% of the time, with 10 goals in all competitions (2 in the Champions League). Van de Beek is an attacking midfielder with the potential to bolster Manchester United’s depth in the middle of the park.

Donny van de Beek http://transfermarkt.uk/ stat sheet
Donny van de Beek http://transfermarkt.uk/ profile
Donny van de Beek http://transfermarkt.uk/ stat sheet
van de Beek http://transfermarkt.uk/ stat sheet

Does Manchester United need another CAM?

If you ask – what player was most overworked in the recent run of EPL fixtures? It has to be Bruno Fernandes! With Mata aging, van de Beek would provide much-needed depth in the midfield for Ole.

Additionally, he could feature in a midfield two with Pogba when Manchester United looked to breakdown tightly packed opposition. Ole did struggle against lower opposition who were intent to defend last season. Adding another attacking midfielder might be the key to improving Manchester United’s poor form against the Burnley’s of the world.

Donny van de Beek passing stats 2019/2020 Champions League
van de Beek passing stats 2019/2020 Champions League

Manchester United is looking to the future with this potential signing as Mata is getting older and Jesse Lingard might be leaving. I think it would be sound business from United if they can complete the deal before the next season kicks off in September.

Don’t believe the van de Beek hype yet? Check out his youtube highlight reel below.

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