Loan terms

Three clubs agree loan terms to sign Donny van de Beek from Manchester United

Donny van de Beek is almost certain to leave Manchester United on loan this month amid concrete interest from three clubs.

Crystal Palace, another Premier League club and an unknown overseas club have all tentatively agreed on loan terms and it is now up to the player to decide which club he chooses to join. Any club signing Van de Beek would fully cover his £120,000 weekly salary and could pay a loan fee.

Van de Beek, 24, has been training in Amsterdam for the past few days and the United squad are due to return to Carrington today to resume training after a week off.

Newcastle and Borussia Dortmund were both offered Van de Beek by his new agent, Ali Dursun, earlier this month, but Van de Beek’s partner Estelle is the daughter of Arsenal great Dennis Bergkamp, who remains close to his former Arsenal team-mate and Palace manager Patrick Vieira.

the Manchester Evening News reported on Friday that Van de Beek hoped to receive permission from United caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick to leave on loan despite the German’s preference to keep the playmaker.

United’s switch to a 4-3-3 formation and Paul Pogba’s expected return from a hamstring injury next week could further limit Van de Beek’s playing prospects if he stays beyond January.

the MEN reported on Thursday that Van de Beek is “upset” about his situation at United and felt misled about his playing prospects by former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

United figures believe Van de Beek lacks the physique to succeed in the Premier League, despite adding muscle mass at the end of the season.

Van de Beek has not started a Premier League game since May and he has made just four league appearances since joining United in a £40m deal 17 years ago month.

Rangnick confirmed earlier this month that Van de Beek wanted to leave to get regular playing time and force a return to the Netherlands squad ahead of the Winter World Cup.

Coach Louis van Gaal has omitted Van de Beek from his three squads so far this season and Van de Beek has had to withdraw from the European Championship squad due to a groin injury.

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