Man Utd star Donny van de Beek 'being eyed by Juventus in shock transfer just months after joining from Ajax'

JUVENTUS are reportedly plotting a swoop to sign Donny van de Beek from Manchester United.

The 23-year-old Dutch midfielder only arrived at Old Trafford from Ajax in a £39million in the summer.

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Despite excitement over his signing, fans have seen more of him sat on the bench rather than the pitch.

He has played just 86 minutes of Premier League action for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side so far this campaign.

Now CalcioMercato claims Juventus are considering an attempt to reunite him with Netherlands international team-mate Matthijs de Ligt, his ex-Ajax colleague.

The Italian news outlet claims Juventus believe a January transfer for Van de Beek is unlikely.

However, their chief football officer Fabio Paratici is keen to arrange a loan move with a £30m option to buy at the end of the deal next summer.

Despite his frustrations domestically over a lack of top-flight action, the ace did impress everyone with his performance in the Champions League this week.

After a great display in Tuesday's 4-1 group stage victory over Istanbul Basaksehir, former United stars Owen Hargreaves and Rio Ferdinand sung his praises.

And they both called for Solskjaer to let him off the leash.

Hargreaves said: “Van de Beek is so unselfish that he can just fit in.

“I think he's played himself into the starting lineup.”

Ferdinand added: “I was really was pleased with him. We've been impatient ourselves but Ole has shown why he has been thought of so highly.

“He's the one player than can play one-touch two-touch and keep it simple. He sacrifices parts of his game to help other people and you need that in great times.

“He's the one player that will make other players play well.”

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