Embattled Dutch Footballer Donny Van De Beek Leaves Manchester United For Spanish La Liga Side Girona


Girona have completed the signing of Donny van de Beek from Manchester United for a fee of €500,000 with the inclusion of add-ons, according to reports.

Reports indicate that add-ons in the deal could see the fee rise to between €4 million and €5 million.

Additionally, extra performance-related add-ons could also see the transfer fee shoot up astronomically to €15 million.

Donny van de Beek Contract At Girona

Van De Beek has apparently penned a four-year deal with Girona, which will run until June 2028.

Moreover, Manchester United have also included a sell-on clause in the deal, which will see them pocket extra cash if and when he moves to another club.

Donny van de Beek At Manchester United

Donny van de Beek joined the Red Devils from Ajax on September 2, 2020, for a fee of €39 million.

He struggled to live up to the lofty expectations heaped on him, resulting in him being loaned to clubs like Everton and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Why Did Manchester United sell him?

Unfortunately, van de Beek still couldn’t bring his career back to life and Manchester United have ultimately decided to cut their losses and allow him to exit Old Trafford.

Donny van de Beek had just a year left on his contract with the Red Devils and in order not to lose him for free in the summer of 2024, Manchester United acted quickly in sanctioning his transfer away from the club.

The 27-year-old, who was born on April 18, 1997, will be hoping to rediscover himself in Spain, as Girona battles squarely in the La Liga.

The Dutchman possibly would have seen how Mason Greenwood got a career revival when he joined Getafe and as such, he will be hoping to experience a career reawakening.

He was breathtaking in the middle of the park at Ajax under current Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag, but since his move to the theater of dreams, his football journey has bitterly nosedived.

Donny van de Beek Farewell Message To Manchester United And Supporters Of The Club

Meanwhile, Donny van de Beek has put out a touching farewell post ahead of the imminent confirmation of his departure from Manchester United.

The Dutchman took to his Instagram account to put out a lengthy statement thanking his well-wishers for their support throughout the years he spent at the Old Trafford side.

He wrote: “Dear Manchester United family. Today is a memorable day as my adventure at the club comes to an end. I want to thank you all for your support throughout the years.

The former Ajax man also appreciated Manchester United and everyone associated with the team, whilst sharing that the club will always have a special place in the hearts of his family.

The 27-year-old added: “From the moment we arrived at Manchester United, we felt extremely welcome and we are grateful for that. Thank you to everyone at the club for making us feel at home.

“A special thanks to all the fans that made these years unforgettable. Besides the football, the birth of our two children here ensures that Manchester will always have a special place in our hearts. Good luck to everybody, we’ll meet again.”

Donny van de Beek’s Market Value

Donny van de Beek’s current market value is €5 million and he functions primarily in the central midfielder department, although he can be utilized in the defensive midfield unit and the attacking midfield area.

He made a mere 62 appearances for Manchester United, scoring 2 goals and providing 2 assists in all competitions.

During his recent loan spell in Germany with Eintracht Frankfurt, the midfielder made just 8 appearances for the side, scoring no goal and providing no assist.

Donny van de Beek Career Stats

Cumulatively, Donny van de Beek has made 252 club appearances across all competitions thus far in his career, scoring 44 goals and providing 36 assists.

Internationally, van de Beek has made 19 appearances for the Netherlands, scoring 3 goals and providing 1 assist.

Van De Beek Salary At Manchester United

Donny van de Beek was earning €125,000 per week at Manchester United, but he is expected to pocket less than this sum at Girona.

Several Manchester United supporters like to see his spell at the club from an emotional point of view, as they wonder why he failed to deliver at the English side.

Hopefully, van de Beek can get the career renaissance that he very much craves and possibly deserves.


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