Man Utd keeping tabs on highly-rated Dutch midfielder

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Red Devils have reportedly targeted Ajax midfielder, Donny van de Beek, as a possible replacement for Paul Pogba. There is a large amount of interest in the 23-year-old midfielder, with Man United looking to bolster in midfield.

Paul Pogba has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid, so a summer move for midfielder Donny makes sense as an ideal substitute in that position.

The Netherlands international reached the Champions League semi-final last campaign with Ajax. The team’s displays provoked an extensive amount of transfer rumours linking players away.

A few players left the Johan Cruyff Arena at the end of last campaign Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie De Jong among others, but Van de Beek stayed.

This campaign, Donny racked up 14 goal contributions in 23 Eredivisie games. However, the covid19 pandemic has prompted the Dutch FA to cancel the campaign, ultimately eliminating his team’s chances of winning the league.

Many transfer rumours from the 2018/19 campaign have remained. Newcastle and Everton have reportedly shown interest in signing Ajax’s midfielder. However, this report claims that the Red Devils are transfer ‘favourites’ for the Dutchman.

If this deal goes ahead, it will upgrade Red Devils and provide healthy competition for the likes of Fred and Scott McTominay, and it would surely also be a boost to land this top talent ahead of other Premier League clubs.