Manchester United look to sell Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira to make way for Donny van be Beek
Manchester United is looking to sell midfielders Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira to make way for their prized target Donny van de Beek from Ajax.
The Dutch star is fetching a £40 million price tag and recently missed a Netherlands national team practice to complete his physical with Manchester United, but the club will need to have cash at hand before he signs on the dotted line, according to The Daily Mail.
The signing of van de Beek would be the first deal of the summer for the Red Devils, which have been a priority tear below other Premier League clubs like Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, and Chelsea, who have hauled in more than £200 million worth in transfer fees.
Donny van de Beek is primed to lock in a five-year deal with the club, but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not done quite yet, also hoping to bring in further reinforcements, including a center-half, a right winger, and another forward before the transfer window closes on October 5.
Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira have fallen down the pecking order at Manchester United and are now being deemed a surplus to the squad in which van de Beek is expected to shine.
The emergence of youngster Mason Greenwood and recent signing Bruno Fernandes has displaced the two aforementioned players, who will now have to look elsewhere and hope to land on their feet as Solskjaer retools his squad.
Jesse Lingard joined the club at the ripe age of seven years old, but he has not started a single game since the flip of the calendar year. Andreas Pereira joined the club at 15, back in 2011 at the age of 15, but has not started for Manchester United since a 1-1 draw with Club Brugge in the UEFA Europa League in February.
Solskjaer and company are hoping Donny van de Beek will be part of the solution after Manchester United finished third in the Premier League race and fell short in the quarterfinals of the Europa League, losing to eventual champion Sevilla.