Manchester United star Donny van de Beek has refused to apply from Newcastle United on loan.
According to The Telegraph, Newcastle United have been rejected in their attempts to sign Donny van de Beek. The struggling Premier League side had contacted the Manchester United playmaker over a possible loan deal until the end of the season.
The report comes just days after allegations surfaced that Van de Beek had offered Newcastle United and Borussia Dortmund in the January transfer window. However, the player himself appears to have turned down the opportunity to move to St James’ Park despite his constant struggles at Old Trafford.
Van de Beek, who previously played for Ajax, was having a tough time in the Premier League. Not highly rated by former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, he often started off the bench and failed to make any real impact on the pitch.
Things haven’t changed much after the appointment of Ralf Rangnick, with the Dutchman yet to start a Premier League game under the new boss. It has forced the quarterback to plan a move elsewhere in January in a bid to revive his career.
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Van de Beek is aware of his diminishing prospects in the Netherlands national team and wants to get back on track as soon as possible in order to play in the upcoming FIFA World Cup. However, it appears that he does not want to play for Newcastle United despite the huge interest from the cash-rich side.
In fact, the 24-year-old could become the second Dutch midfielder, after Jenny Wijnaldum, who turned down a move to Tyneside in January, mainly due to Newcastle United’s position in the league. With just 12 points on the board, the Magpies are one of the favorites to be relegated to the Premier League this season, along with Norwich City, Burnley and Watford.
However, the recent infusion of cash has them enjoying a rather busy January transfer window, with the club recently bringing in Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood. Eddie Howe hopes to upgrade his midfield options by adding Van de Beek. But with the former Ajax star unwilling to join Toon, the club could soon turn sights on other alternatives, including Man United teammate Jesse Lingard.
Recent reports suggest that Newcastle are preparing a £3m bid in January for the England player, although he is set to face stiff competition from league rivals West Ham United. Tottenham Hotspur are involved in the equation as well, although it would not be surprising to see Lingard opting to return to the London Stadium.