Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek has reportedly "offered himself to Barcelona" as he looks to secure a transfer away from Old Trafford in January. The Dutch player has fallen out of favor at United and is eager to reboot his career elsewhere.
Barcelona may face competition from Italian club Juventus, who have also shown interest in signing van de Beek. Juventus is reportedly negotiating a six-month loan deal with an option to buy the midfielder. The Serie A side is looking to strengthen their squad following long-term suspensions in midfield and on the wing.
Barcelona is open to bringing in a midfielder following the injury of star player Gavi, who tore his ACL. While the Catalan giants may not be keen on a short-term contract, their coaching staff believes van de Beek could be a valuable addition to the team. The Dutch midfielder is said to have a profile that suits Barcelona's style of play.
Barcelona was close to signing van de Beek in 2020 after acquiring his former teammate Frenkie de Jong. However, financial restrictions prevented the deal from happening, and the Dutch player ended up at Manchester United. This time around, van de Beek could have a chance to join the Spanish club.
Since joining Manchester United, van de Beek has struggled to make an impact on the team. He has made only six Premier League starts and has been plagued by injuries and a lack of playing time. Even a loan move to Everton did not turn his fortunes around. With under two years remaining on his contract, van de Beek is looking for a fresh start.
It remains to be seen whether Barcelona or Juventus will secure the signing of Donny van de Beek in the upcoming transfer window. Both clubs see potential in the midfielder and believe he could provide the boost their squads need.