Manchester United have reportedly accepted a loan bid from Ligue 1 side Lorient for midfielder Donny van de Beek.
The Dutch international has been struggling for game time at Old Trafford since joining the club from Ajax in 2020, and a move away this summer would allow him to get regular playing time.
Lorient are currently in 17th place in Ligue 1, and they are looking to add some quality to their midfield in order to avoid relegation. Van de Beek would be a significant signing for the French club, and he would be expected to play a key role in their fight for survival.
The loan deal is reportedly for one season, and it includes an option for Lorient to make the move permanent at the end of the season.
Van de Beek is yet to agree personal terms with Lorient, but the deal is expected to be completed before the transfer deadline on Friday.
The 26-year-old Van de Beek made 42 appearances for Manchester United in all competitions, but he started just 14 of those games. He was loaned to Everton in the second half of last season, but he failed to make a significant impact at Goodison Park.
A move to Lorient would give Van de Beek the chance to revive his career. He is a talented player, and he has the potential to be a success in Ligue 1.
If he can help Lorient avoid relegation, it would be a big boost for his confidence and his chances of playing for Manchester United again in the future.
The transfer would also free up space in the Manchester United midfield. The Red Devils have signed Christian Eriksen and Frenkie de Jong this summer, and they are also looking to sign another midfielder.
Van de Beek’s departure would allow them to bring in another player without having to worry about overcrowding the midfield.
The loan deal is a good move for all parties involved. Van de Beek gets the chance to play regular football, Lorient get a talented player who can help them avoid relegation, and Manchester United free up space in their midfield.
The deal is expected to be completed before the transfer deadline on Friday.