Manchester United set for €38.5m loss as sale agreed for transfer flop to Champions League club

Donny van de Beek is set to leave Manchester United for goodDonny van de Beek is set to leave Manchester United for good
Donny van de Beek is set to leave Manchester United for good | Getty Images
Man Utd have agreed a sale in the summer transfer window as they look to balance the books.

Manchester United are set to take a huge loss on Donny van de Beek after agreeing a deal to sell him to Girona.

It is believed United will only receive a guaranteed €450,000 for the Dutchman, as part of a deal that could eventually rise to €4.5million if a number of add-ons are triggered.

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Van de Beek's permanent sale would signify an initial loss of €38.5 million, four years after they paid an €39m plus a possible €5m in add-ons to sign him from Ajax. Even if the add-ons are all triggered it would signify a loss of €34.5m.

The Dutchman started just four matches while on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt and the Bundesliga side opted against their option to sign him permanently for £9.5 million. During his four seasons at Old Trafford, the Dutch midfielder has made just 62 appearances across all competitions and last played a full 90 minutes when he was on loan with Everton in March 2022.

Speaking back in May, the player's agent, Guido Albers, revealed he was targeting a move to La Liga and claimed United were blocking an exit to another Premier League club. "Officially he is now going back to Manchester United and I am now in discussions with him," Albers told ESPN back in May.

"Donny does not want to stay in the Premier League, also because United do not want that. That is not a good choice for him. He needs to return to a club that plays good football. In any case, he will not return to Ajax. My preference was to look in Spain, Italy or France. If I could get him in Spain or Italy that would be fantastic, at a club where he will play as a No.10 like he played at Ajax. You see that the Dutch are successful in a certain way in Spanish or Italian football."

Girona finished third in La Liga last season, meaning Van de Beek will be playing in the Champions League during the upcoming campaign.

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