Barcelona manager Xavi has ruled out the signing Donny van de Beek from Manchester United
The Dutch international has fallen from being one of the top young midfielders in the 24-year-old. As a result of the negligence from the coaching hierarchy, he has only featured in 42 games for the Red Devils over a season and a half.
The former Ajax player’s lack of game time under the Norweigian manager created speculation on his United future. It is believed that FC Barcelona showed interest in signing the midfielder.
The Catalan team’s Dutch connection has been evident over the years. Over the years, Johan Cruff, Patrick Kluivert, Ronald Koeman etc., flourished at the Catalan capital. Thus, the interest seemed valid.
However, it seems the new manager Xavi has ruled out the possibility of the transfer. It is believed that the former Al-Sadd manager has put his confidence on the current midfield lineup are looking to focus on what he has.
It seems the manager is concerned with the injury-ridden front line and could look for solutions in the market. But, he has no requirement for a midfielder at the current time.
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Van de Beek showed glimpses of the past in the final game under the Norweigian manager. After coming onto the pitch, he took less than 5 minutes to score the vital goal against Watford, which pushed the team back into the game. The 24-year-old player has three years left in his contract. So he could take the opportunity to rejuvenate his career at Old Trafford under a new manager.