Donny van de Beek, the Manchester United midfielder, has faced another setback as he was excluded from the squad for the Champions League group stage, according to reports from NOS. His situation at Old Trafford appears to be increasingly difficult, and the only potential escape from this predicament seems to be a late transfer to a country where the transfer window is still open.
Belgium and Turkey are potential destinations for Van de Beek, with Royal Antwerp and Galatasaray reportedly still interested in signing him. Royal Antwerp has a limited window of time to make a move as the transfer window in Belgium closes later today, while the Turkish window remains open until September 15th.
Van de Beek has struggled to secure regular playing time since his arrival at Manchester United from Ajax in 2020. His situation did not improve even after his former manager, Erik ten Hag, took charge of the Premier League club last year. The Dutch midfielder faced challenges with injuries and was limited to just 294 minutes across 10 games last season.
Despite missing out on potential moves to Real Sociedad and FC Lorient, it appears that a late transfer away from Manchester United could be the best solution for Donny van de Beek.