In addition to acquiring new talent, Erik ten Hag faces the crucial task of offloading some underperforming players to improve the team dynamic.
There’s a pressing need to address the presence of high-wage players who are not contributing, including figures like Anthony Martial and Jadon Sancho, who should be moved on promptly.
Encouraging news on this front might be in store, particularly concerning Donny van de Beek.
The Dutch midfielder has been strongly linked with a move to Eintracht Frankfurt in the past week.
Fabrizio Romano shared the latest updates, mentioning that Van de Beek is slated to undergo medical tests within the next 24 hours, signaling a potential loan move that could evolve into a permanent transfer.
The buy option clause, set to be disclosed on Friday, might reach up to £13 million for United, contingent on Van de Beek’s success with Frankfurt and the subsequent securing of a permanent contract in Germany.
Frankfurt appears to be a strategic career move for Donny, aligning with a system that complements his strengths.
Primarily, this shift is pivotal for the player’s confidence. While maintaining professionalism, the stint in Manchester hasn’t unfolded as anticipated for Van de Beek, making this career transition imperative.
The hope is that he seamlessly adapts in Germany, not only fetching a reasonable transfer fee for United but also alleviating the wage burden on the club.