Barcelona can bring Donny van de Beek closer in January


Barcelona could come to Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek in January after the player recently changed agent.

Van de Beek’s United future has become increasingly uncertain this season. Far from getting more chances after working hard on a physical training program during the summer, the Dutch national team player has remained a peripheral figure, to great frustration.

He has only played six minutes of Premier League football all season, while being substituted at half-time against the Young Boys in the Champions League in one of his only two starts. In his only second start this season, United were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by West Ham.

Everton were interested in the former Ajax star during the summer but United resisted a sale. Van de Beek has now changed agent, divorces Guido Albers and takes on Ali Dursun.

It is rumored that the decision came after discussions with some of his teammates at United, who urged him to make the change to better resolve his situation.

Dursun already represents Van de Beek’s former Ajax colleague Frenkie de Jong and SPORT have reported that his relationship with De Jong and now with Dursun could pave the way for Barcelona to make an effort in the winter window.

The Catalans are known for looking for a midfielder who can move forward and support the attack, after missing Georginio Wijnaldum last summer when he chose PSG instead.

Barça were already linked with Van de Beek in early October, and kept an eye on Tanguy Ndombele, Marcelo Brozovic and Franck Kessie to meet their midfield needs.

But SPORT adds that, financially, every move for Van de Beek in the middle of the season would be a loan with a clause to make it a permanent transfer at a late date.

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