Manchester United Nears Completion of Axel Disasi Deal as Donny van de Beek Eyes Exit

June 9, 2023 11:19 am

Manchester United appears to be nearing the completion of a deal to secure the services of AS Monaco defender Axel Disasi this summer, according to reports. L’Equipe states that the 25-year-old has made the decision to join the Red Devils ahead of the upcoming season. It is believed that Monaco is seeking a fee ranging from €40-50 million for the French center-back, an amount that Manchester United is willing to pay.

Disasi, who joined Monaco from Stade Reims in 2020, has been a consistent presence in the Rouges et Blancs’ lineup. Throughout this season, he has made 49 appearances across various competitions, contributing to the team’s defensive solidity with ten clean sheets. Remarkably, the central defender has also made an impact in attack, providing ten goal contributions. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive football betting odds from Nextbet

Manchester United’s desire to strengthen their defense this summer arises from the uncertainty surrounding the future of their captain, Harry Maguire. Maguire’s potential departure from Old Trafford, largely due to limited game time, seems imminent. Tottenham Hotspur is believed to hold an interest in the English international.

Disasi’s decision to leave Monaco comes in the wake of the club’s failure to secure a spot in European competitions for the upcoming season. Despite finishing sixth in Ligue 1, it has been anticipated for some time that Disasi would depart from the club.

Having earned three international caps, Disasi has also made his mark on the French national team. If he completes the move to Manchester United this summer, he could be seen as a long-term replacement for the 30-year-old Raphael Varane at Old Trafford.

In another transfer-related development, Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek is reportedly seeking a move away from the club in search of regular playing time. Renowned transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has stated that Van de Beek is exploring his options during the current summer transfer window, indicating a potential departure from Old Trafford in the coming weeks.

This decision comes despite Van de Beek’s admiration for his former coach Erik ten Hag and his current club, Manchester United. The 26-year-old enjoyed a successful stint at Ajax under the guidance of the Dutch tactician before his €39 million move to the Premier League side in 2020.

During his time at Ajax, Van de Beek amassed 175 appearances, scoring 41 goals and providing 34 assists under Ten Hag’s management. However, since his arrival in the Premier League, he has struggled to replicate his previous form.

With 60 appearances, two goals, and two assists to his name in his Manchester United career thus far, Van de Beek’s 2022-23 campaign was cut short in January due to a long-term knee injury.

Despite having two years remaining on his contract with Manchester United, it appears increasingly likely that Van de Beek’s future lies away from Old Trafford. Get all the latest updates from the Premier League only on Nextbet Sports