Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek looked set to join French side FC Lorient before the transfer window slammed shut at 11pm on Friday night.

The two sides had agreed a loan deal which would have seen the midfielder move to the French side on loan but the midfielder rejected their advances as he believed he could sign for a bigger club.

Galatasaray entered the race for the United midfielder and the former Ajax man could yet join the Turkish side as their window remains open.

However, a report from French outlet L’Equipe has stated exactly why the midfielder’s move collapsed, despite an attempt to resurrect the deal at the eleventh hour.

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Van de Beek uncertainty

According to the report from the French outlet, the Ligue 1 side were unhappy with Van de Beek’s behaviour towards the club reportedly led to Lorient switching their priorities.

Despite United sanctioning a loan move for Van de Beek, the former Ajax midfielder refused to speak to representatives of Lorient and the move seemingly collapsed.

Dramatically, as the hours ticked by before the deadline, it is claimed Van de Beek’s representatives got back in contact with the French side but, due to his rejection days before, Lorient closed the door on any potential loan deal.

What does Van de Beek’s future look like

The midfielder could still leave the club, even though the deadline for clubs in Europe’s top 5 leagues passed on Friday night.

The 26-year-old will certainly not receive any game-time under Erik ten Hag, as United have improved their midfield with the additions of Mason Mount and Sofyan Amrabat.

It’s been a fall from grace for the former Ajax midfielder.

Prior to his move to United in 2020, the Dutchman was wanted by Real Madrid and Barcelona but a disastrous move to Old Trafford has meant his career has taken a turn for the worst and a move to Turkey may well be needed to resurrect his career.

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