DONNY VAN DE BEEK is a shock transfer target for Barcelona, according to reports.
The Manchester United flop, 24, has struggled massively since his £35million switch to Old Trafford last year.
With just four Premier League starts under his belt, the Dutchman needs to move on to reignite his stagnating career.
And according to Sport in Spain, Barca are eyeing up a loan offer in January.
The report says, despite the Catalan giants’ financial woes, a temporary switch would be affordable – with possibly an option to buy.
It adds Van de Beek has already changed agent to Ali Dursun, the same representative for Frenkie de Jong.
De Jong and Van de Beek both came through at Ajax together and were part of the team that reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2019.
And the chance to play alongside each other once again, as well as Netherlands international team-mate Memphis Depay, could help Van de Beek rediscover his top form once more.
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However, he would not be doing it under ex-Holland head coach Ronald Koeman after he was sacked on Wednesday night.
Barcelona remain interested in a central midfielder after missing out on fellow Dutchman Gini Wijnaldum in the summer as he joined PSG on a free transfer from Liverpool.
Van de Beek has appeared for just 141 minutes so far this season across three appearances, with just six of those minutes in the Premier League.
And he proved he really cannot catch a break, spilling boiling tea over a coach in the tunnel at Leicester.
Everton wanted to sign the 19-cap ace in the summer but United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer blocked the move, promising him more game time.
But now the under-pressure Norwegian has confessed his big-money signing is unhappy.
Solskjaer said: “At the moment it is hard, I understand Donny. He is frustrated, he is disappointed.
“I know he is not happy but he is a top professional. He doesn’t let himself down and he knows this is how it works in football.”
Juventus, Newcastle, Ajax and even Arsenal have also been linked with signing Van de Beek when the market reopens in two months.
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Van de Beek can’t catch a break as tunnel cam shows Man Utd flop bumping into coach and spilling his tea on him