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Aston Villa: Hatfield urges club to sign Van de Beek

Aston Villa have been urged to sign Manchester United outcast Donny van de Beek this month…

What’s the talk?

Midlands reporter Luke Hatfield has urged Aston Villa to pursue a deal for Manchester United central midfielder Donny van de Beek this month. He has claimed that a move could be on the cards for the Dutchman and said that it would be an exciting move for Villa.

He told This is Futbol:

“I’d really like to see them go for Donny van de Beek. It doesn’t seem like it’s worked for him at Manchester United, so could a move be on the cards for him?

“He’d be the type of player who I’d really be excited to see. If I was Villa, I’d be really keen to look at him because it hasn’t worked for him at United and maybe there’s a deal to be done.”

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Get it done

Villa chief Johan Lange must sanction a deal for Van de Beek if there is a possibility of a move being viable before the end of the transfer window. United’s £35m signing struggled in his debut campaign for the Red Devils and Hatfield seemingly believes that his form may have opened the door to a potential exit.

If the Villans can strike an agreement with the English giants to bring him to the club on a season-long loan, it could be a fantastic piece of business. Dean Smith’s side is lacking in depth in the central midfield department and Van de Beek could be a dream addition to bolster his options.

John McGinn and Douglas Luiz were his first-choice central midfield pairing in the Premier League, with Marvelous Nakamba and Morgan Sanson both averaging dismal WhoScored ratings of 6.52 and 6.20 respectively. This suggests that Villa need another midfielder to come in and provide quality, reliable, performances to challenge McGinn and Luiz for their spots in the side.

Last season, United legend Rio Ferdinand said that the Dutchman keeps things simple and allows other players to flourish through his hard work. He told BT Sport, via Tribal Football:

“I think he is the one player in this squad who is happy playing one-touch, two-touch, keeping it simple… sacrificing parts of his game to help other people flourish.

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“In any great team you need players like that and he’s one player who will make other players tick, and make them play better.”

In his final season for Ajax, Van de Beek managed eight goals and five assists in 22 Eredivisie starts for the Dutch giants. He averaged a phenomenal WhoScored rating of 7.41, showing that he has the potential to put in excellent displays consistently.

Therefore, if a deal is an option for United, Villa must do all they can to land him on loan as they could improve a weak point in their squad if they are able to get the midfielder on-song and back to his best following his disappointing start to life at United.

AND in other news, Lange must avoid £40m blunder over “special” maestro, Aston Villa fans would be livid…

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