He disappointed at Manchester United and is now on his way to Girona

Donny van de Beek is set to strengthen the Catalan team, which will compete in the Champions League next season.

SoccerDino, Website Writer
Published: 02:24, 8 Jul 2024

Donny van de Beek is expected to end a disappointing spell at Manchester United this summer and is set to join Girona, which will compete in the next Champions League after finishing La Liga in third place, being the surprise of the championship.

According to the newspaper Marca, the Catalan team is finalizing his signing with United, in a deal that should not exceed ten million euros, even with variables included.

The Dutch attacking midfielder, 27 years old, cost the Red Devils almost 40 million euros in 2020 after shining at Ajax, where he played a pivotal role in their remarkable run to the Champions League semi-finals. However, he never managed to establish himself at Old Trafford. Van de Beek struggled to secure a regular spot in the starting lineup, often finding himself on the bench or sidelined due to injuries.

He had loan spells with limited playing time at Everton and the German club Eintracht Frankfurt, where he made only eight appearances in the second half of last season. At Everton, his impact was minimal, and he failed to make a significant impression. His stint at Eintracht Frankfurt was also underwhelming, contributing little to the team's performance.

Joining Girona offers Van de Beek a fresh start and an opportunity to revive his career. Girona's unexpected rise to third place in La Liga and qualification for the Champions League presents an exciting challenge for the midfielder. The move to a less intense environment compared to the Premier League might help him regain his form and confidence.

For Girona, acquiring a player of Van de Beek's caliber for a relatively modest fee could be a significant coup. His experience and skills could be invaluable as they prepare to compete on Europe's biggest stage. Both parties will be hoping that this move can reignite the promising career of a player who was once considered one of Europe's brightest midfield talents.

Updated: 02:24, 8 Jul 2024