From England, they make sure that the operation is already over and the Dutch midfielder will land in San Sebastián in the next few hours. This player would be the third signing from the real club.
In fact, that’s how they describe Donny van de Beek’s signing from England real companywhich could be made official very soon. What was certain was that the Dutch midfielder was not in the club’s plans Manchester Utd, as much of the previous season was inactive. The reasons are related to his serious knee injury, which kept him in the infirmary for 178 days.
The little he played last season was reason enough for Erik Ten Hag to bid him an early farewell. For this reason, he did not take part in several preparatory games, which was more than just a sign of his presence. But now LaLiga is opening the doors with a Real Sociedad needing to strengthen the core given the absences of Illarramendi and Ander Guevara.
On loan with an option to buy, Donny van de Beek joins Real Sociedad
The Dutchman’s contract with the English team runs for two more years and the sporting directors, led by John Murtough, have the idea of releasing the player immediately. However, the San Sebastián club still have doubts about performing a full operation, especially when the player has such a serious injury. The ideal is to see how the midfielder, who will make his debut in Spanish football, adapts.
The operation is thus based on a one-year contract with a non-binding purchase option. If implemented, the financial maneuver would be around 8 to 10 million euros. That decision will be partially made by Imanol Alguacil, although the coach hopes the ex-Ajax player will reach more than optimal physical and footballing fitness at the Reale Arena.
Donny van de Beek hopes to get back in form at Real Sociedad
He joined Manchester United as a star from the Netherlands in 2020 but hasn’t shown even 50% of his talent in the Premier League. The Devil team paid almost 40 million euros for the midfielder when the base price was 45 kilos. Now the figure is 13 kilos, a figure the England side regret knowing they won’t get even half of the investment back.
Donny van de Beek hopes LaLiga will be the international league where he can shine, just like he did in the domestic league with Ajax. Since the 2020/21 season, the midfielder hasn’t managed to play more than 20 games in the same season for the same club. Imanol Alguacil will have the difficult task of guiding the Dutchman to the pinnacle of his career.