Transfer Latest – Celtic name-checked in report relating to Donny van de Beek

Celtic have been name-checked in a report relating to Manchester United midfielder, Donny van de Beek. The forgotten man of United’s midfield has been on the books since 2020, having moved from Dutch giants Ajax following a stellar campaign in the UEFA Champions League back in 2019, which saw the Amsterdam side reach the Semi-final.

 Donny van de Beek of Manchester United throws a note to Harry Maguire during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford on August 07, 2022 in Manchester. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The Dutchman and his comrades eventually fell to Ange Postecoglou’s new employer, Tottenham Hotspur, who were then defeated by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in the final of Europe’s Premier club competition. Van de Beek and his teammates earned rave reviews during that run deep into the tournament that season though, as their swashbuckling style of play and tendency to turn it on against the very best made everyone stand up and take notice.

Along with now Barcelona superstar Frankie de Jong at the time, the fair-haired midfield dynamo dictated the flow of the game for Erik ten Hag’s side at that time during their remarkable run to the semis and it prompted Manchester United to make their move for him as Ajax were plundered for their spine in the aftermath of that season.

Brendan Rodgers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Now have released a report citing “Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic” as one of the sides monitoring the beleaguered de Beek and his situation at the Red Devils. Costing a chunk of cash that the Hoops would never be able to afford when he first made his foray into British football, his fall has been nothing short of spectacular in the intervening years since his arrival on these shores.

It’s quite the link considering the initial outlay that United put into Van de Beek a matter of years ago. However, his stock has taken a dramatic downturn and with his former boss at Ajax willing to cut him loose, it also states that the Dutch international and his agent are exploring all options currently. Although, one would imagine if Celtic do hold an interest of any significance, it would be a loan deal with the Bhoys paying a percentage of his wages.

Paul Gillespie

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