'Disaster of a deal' - Donny van de Beek set to leave Man United for a stunning fee as Red Devils' fans rage over 'joke' transfer



Posted Sunday, July 07, 2024 by Goal.com

'Disaster of a deal' - Donny van de Beek set to leave Man United for a stunning fee as Red Devils' fans rage over 'joke' transfer

Manchester United fans have slammed the club for the deal to sell Donny van de Beek for a fraction of the cost they paid for the Dutch midfielder.

  • Man Utd to sell van de Beek
  • Fans slam 'disaster' deal
  • Midfielder to play Champions League

WHAT HAPPENED?

Girona have agreed a deal with United to sign van de Beek in a move that would end the former Ajax player's nightmare spell in Manchester. According to Relevo, an initial €500,000 (£423,000/$542,000) fee has been agreed between the two clubs, significantly less than the £35m (€41m/$45m) they spent on Van de Beek in 2020.

WHAT THE FANS ARE SAYING

One United fan @utdscope posted on X was simple in his assessment. They said: "Disaster of a deal."

Simon Walkden shared the sentiment, saying: "We are so bad at buying and selling players for good value."

Fans could not believe the low fee. @UtdTata tweeted: "500k is just crazy."

@Aig_space said: "Please ....this must be a joke"

@LeLenchLALxUTD found the humour in the deal, saying: "Bro worth a bag of chip."

Another fan, Christopher Skanes, was particuarly critical of the deal. He said: "He should be going for 10x that, at the very minimum."

Not all United fans were unhappy, and @adam_dworak was able to find some positives. He said: "On one hand, it's funny, but on the other hand, it's better than nothing. Additionally, the club gets rid of his salary from the payroll."

WHAT NEXT FOR VAN DE BEEK?

Van de Beek will have a chance to rebuild his career and recapture his potential as he completes a permanent move to Girona. The Spanish side will also allow van de Beek the chance to impress in the Champions League just as he did for Ajax as he burst onto the scene.



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