[시사포커스 / 이근우 기자] Will coach Eric Ten Haach revive Donnie van der Beek (25) and Frankie de Jong (25, FC Barcelona)?
British media ‘Express’ reported on the 5th (local time), “Manager Ten Haach is trying to give Van der Beek a chance after a disappointing loan season at Everton FC. Van der Beek could change his fate at Old Trafford with his reunion with Ten Haach.”
Ten Haach advanced to the Champions League semi-finals of the 2018-2019 season while coaching Ajax. Van der Beek and De Jong were midfielders at the heart of Ajax’s storm at the time, but they moved to Manchester United and Barcelona respectively.
However, the two players failed to expand their position as core strengths in their respective teams. Van der Beek was transferred to Everton on loan for the 2021-2022 season after being not given a chance for a long time, but it was not a successful season.
De Yongon saw the light of day under Ronald Koeman’s managerial system, but it wasn’t easy until Xavi Hernandez took over as manager. Barcelona are linked with Manchester United after the possibility of selling De Jong due to financial problems, and a reunion with manager Ten Haach is expected.
On the other hand, unlike Van der Beek, who desperately needs to play, De Jong’s transfer may be a stumbling block due to Manchester United’s failure to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.