Manchester United target Donny van de Beek looks bound for Real Madrid – just months after the Reds backed out of signing the Ajax midfielder for just £20million.
Sunday Mirror Sport has learned that Van de Beek’s arrival at the Bernabeu in the summer is ‘more than 80 percent certain”, despite a desperate bid from Old Trafford chiefs to snatch the Dutch star from under the noses of the Spanish giants this month.
Madrid have agreed to meet Ajax’s £46.8m valuation. Yet, amazingly, United could have landed the 22-year-old for less than half the price before the start of the season.
Van de Beek’s agent Guido Albers held talks with United officials about securing a move to the Premier League.
But the deal went cold when United decided against cashing in on Madrid and Juventus target Paul Pogba.