Nottingham Forest are one of the Premier League clubs monitoring the situation surrounding Manchester United player Donny van de Beek.
The Red Devils are prepared to let the player leave this summer and according to 90Min, Forest are in the race to land him.
Van de Beek hasn’t had a particularly successful time of things at Old Trafford. He signed for the club in 2020 from Ajax and was expected to prove a useful signing.
Instead, he’s failed to establish himself in the United team, making just 60 appearances and registering four goal contributions.
Now, United are keen to have a reshuffle this summer. They’ve already added Mason Mount to their ranks and Van de Beek could be on his way out.
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Forest aren’t the only Premier League club showing an interest, however. The report claims that Crystal Palace and Wolves are also keen to sign him.
Potential suitors do come from abroad too. Jose Mourinho would like him at Roma, whilst AC Milan are also big admirers of the midfielder.
Erik ten Hag’s arrival at United couldn’t spark an upturn in fortunes for Van de Beek last season. He managed just 10 appearances for the club, starting just four games across the campaign.
Forest monitoring United star Van de Beek
Signing the Dutchman won’t come cheap. United signed him for in excess of £40 million and they will want to recoup a large amount of that for certain.
Furthermore, the player earns around £140,000-a-week. Forest already have a hefty wage budget and perhaps some players will need to depart first.
Still, he’s a top player. When he was on loan at Everton in 2022, Frank Lampard called him ‘really intelligent’ and praised him for his work ethic.
Van de Beek can operate in a number of midfield roles and that level of versatility would only enhance the options available to Steve Cooper.
Rumour rating: 7/10 – we would give this one a higher rating but it’s hard to see it being pulled off by the Reds.
Nothing against Forest at all and they’ve made waves in the last two years but bigger clubs will be interested.
Given that his Premier League time has been a disaster, Van de Beek might prefer a move abroad to rediscover himself.
If Forest could get this one over the line, however, it would have to be viewed as a remarkable coup for the football club.