Date: 9th September 2023 at 10:01am
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With the transfer window across most of Europe and in Saudi Arabia now shut, players who aren’t part of their current manager’s plans could look to Turkey for a route out. 

Turkish Super Lig clubs have until September 15 to complete any new signings, offering hope for players who were unable to find moves away during the main European window.

That appears to be the case for Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek, who has endured a difficult time ever since arriving at Old Trafford.

According to Football Insider, Turkish giants Fenerbahce and Galatasaray are battling it out to sign the midfielder in the final days of the Turkish transfer window.

Van de Beek, 26, joined the Red Devils from Dutch side Ajax back in 2020 but has endured a frustrating spell in Manchester.

The midfielder has made just 60 appearances for United across all competitions over the course of his three years with the club, and he spent the second half of the 2021/22 campaign on loan at Everton but struggled with injuries during his time on Merseyside.

Van de Beek could make a late move to the Turkish Super Lig

It is claimed that both Fenerbahce and Galatasaray are interested in signing the Netherlands international, whilst United are keen to move the player on in order to free up squad space and to lower their wage bill.

If he were to join Galatasaray, Van de Beek would reunite with former United teammate Fred, who joined the Turkish club earlier this summer.

Van de Beek has previously been linked with a move to Spanish side Real Sociedad but the proposed switch never materialised, while French club Lorient were also believed to be keen on the player.

The player, who cost United around £39 million three years ago, made just ten appearances across all competitions last term, primarily due to a long-term injury sustained in January.

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