Donny van de Beek joins Eintracht Frankfurt on loan from Manchester United

Donny van de Beek in action for Netherlands against Northern Ireland

Donny van de Beek in action for Netherlands against Northern Ireland Credit: Clare McCahill (ETPhotos)

Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek has secured a loan move to Eintracht Frankfurt from Manchester United for the remainder of the 2023/24 season.

This transfer, announced on the opening day of the 2024 winter transfer window, offers van de Beek an opportunity for increased playing time, having made only two appearances for United in the current season.

The 26-year-old, who has previously undergone successful knee surgery, has played 62 times for Manchester United since his transfer from Ajax in 2020, scoring two goals.

His career highlights include helping Ajax reach the Champions League semi-final in 2019 and earning 19 caps for the Netherlands, where he has scored three goals.

In addition to his time at United, van de Beek had a loan spell at Everton in 2022, appearing in seven games.

Eintracht Frankfurt, currently sixth in the Bundesliga, is poised to participate in a UEFA Europa Conference League play-off against Union Saint-Gilloise of Belgium.

Markus Krösche, Eintracht’s board member for sport, expressed enthusiasm about the new signing.

“Donny van de Beek fits our playing philosophy perfectly and is an important piece of the puzzle for our squad. He brings plenty of international experience, which our young players will profit from."

"Donny also carries a goal threat and should be particularly useful when it comes to getting our forwards into promising positions.”

Van de Beek's professional career began at Ajax, where he joined the academy at 11 years old.

He has a record of 175 competitive games for Ajax, with 41 goals and 34 assists, and has won the Dutch league, Cup, and Super Cup with the club.