Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek is the subject of interest from Crystal Palace and Valencia.
The Dutch international is yet to start a Premier League game all season and his prospects of building on his measly game time will only dwindle further, as a result of Paul Pogba’s return.
The former Ajax man has only played 68 minutes of top-flight football this season, and has only been given four starts across all competitions.
They came in the Carabao Cup defeat to West Ham and in the Champions League, which included the dead rubber against Young Boys.
The 24-year-old has only completed the full 90 minutes on two occasions this campaign.
But according to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Palace and Valencia have enquired about taking the Dutchman on loan for the remainder of the campaign.
Despite van de Beek’s desire to seek regular game time elsewhere, interim boss Ralf Rangnick wants him to stay until the end of the season and re-review his position in the summer.
But with aspirations of making Louis van Gaal’s Netherland’s squad for the 2022 World Cup, van de Beek doesn’t want to spend another four months on the bench.
According to Romano, the Eagles are expected to “push” for United’s number 34.
The Reds are not interested in entertaining any loan with buy options proposals because they still consider van de Beek part of the team for next season when we have hired a new manager.
After being ruled out of the European Championships with a groin injury, van de Beek has played no part in his nation’s World Cup qualifying campaign.
Following the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Donny van de Beek may have hoped his Manchester United career would ignite under Rangnick.
But with the January transfer window drawing to a close it seems like Patrick Vieira’s Palace are keen to sign the out-of-favour £35m (BBC Sport) man.
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