Juventus are reportedly eyeing a January loan move for Donny van de Beek following the midfielder’s struggles since signing for Manchester United.
Van de Beek signed for the club during the summer transfer window in a deal worth an initial £35.7m from Ajax, though he has struggled to win favour under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and has failed to start a single Premier League fixture so far this season.
The Netherlands international has featured for just 88 minutes over a combined six substitute appearances in the league, his opportunities having been restricted to a handful of starts in cup competition.
It’s been a hugely frustrating start to his career in English football for a player who arrived with a burgeoning reputation and, according to the Daily Mail, Juventus are preparing a move to quickly end the 23-year-old’s stay in Manchester.
The Italian champions are understood to be keen on securing a loan deal with an option to buy, for a player they hope is disgruntled with his peripheral role since moving to Old Trafford.
Van de Beek was handed a rare starting opportunity for the midweek victory over Istanbul Baseksehir in the Champions League and impressed in an encouraging performance, operating in a deeper role as part of a two-man midfield pivot.
The Dutchman will hope his showing can prove the catalyst for an extended run in the side ahead of this weekend’s trip to face Southampton in the Premier League, having found his chances of an attacking midfield role blocked by Bruno Fernandes.