Though a small number of summer transfer windows remain open, the great majority have already closed. One is in Turkey, where teams like Galatasaray, Fenerbahce, Besiktas, Trabzonspor, and others are still looking for shrewd last-minute moves.
According to ESPN, Manchester United may be interested in the Turkish deadline on Friday, September 15.
Donny van de Beek’s future seems to lie outside of Old Trafford, as the Dutch actor hasn’t had much better luck since Ten Hag’s arrival.
Van van Beek’s route to consistent play in Manchester has been further complicated by the summer arrivals of Mason Mount and Sofyan Amrabat.
According to ESPN, Galatasaray and Fenerbahce were considering making a last-minute move for the midfielder.
Van van Beek is not in his manager’s plans, according to reliable writer Ben Jacobs, who recently discussed the 26-year-old’s future.
“I think it’s clear that Donny van de Beek is not in Erik ten Hag’s plans, but time is running out in various windows, so Manchester United are scrambling to try and find a late solution,” Jacobs said in a statement to GiveMeSport.
“The club would love to get rid of van de Beek, but it hasn’t happened often. There has been a lot of interest from Turkey, and there have also been some inquiries from Saudi Arabia, but time is of the essence.
Since the Saudi window has closed, Van de Beek’s only remaining option, should he decide to leave Manchester United this summer, is the Turkish one.
According to reports, United hoped to fetch between £12 million and £15 million for the Dutchman. With time running out, it had been speculated that United would compromise and accept a loan so long as it included a purchase obligation.
However, a startling new report from Spain claims that if Man Utd is willing to wait until January, they will get their way.
Van van Beek is wanted by Inter Milan in January.
Goal reports that Serie A powerhouse Inter Milan is reportedly willing to not only make a January offer for Van de Beek but also to go beyond the going rate to make the transfer happen.
According to the article, Van de Beek is admired by Inter manager Simone Inzaghi, and the runners-up in the Champions League ‘would be willing to spend roughly 20 million euros’.
At the present currency rate, that works out to about £17 million, and if an offer of that magnitude were made, Man Utd would undoubtedly accept it.
Naturally, £17 million would still represent a significant loss compared to the initial £35 million Man Utd paid Ajax in 2020.
However, given it now appears clear Van de Beek’s time in England is up, recouping £17m for a player who has made zero impact over the last three years would represent a superb piece of business for the Red Devils.