Tottenham latest news: Paratici urged to sign £35m outcast who "ran rings" around Spurs


Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge reckons that Tottenham should try and sign Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek in January.

The Dutchman was signed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for £35m but has made almost no impact during his 15 months at Old Trafford.

That's little fault of his own, though, with the Red Devils manager hardly playing him in the Premier League.

How has van de Beek performed at United?

Prior to his move to the Premier League, the midfielder had established himself as one of the most exciting young talents in European football following three brilliant seasons with Ajax.

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In the 2018-2019 most notably, van de Beek scored 17 goals and contributed 13 assists to help the Dutch giants reach the Champions League semi-finals and win the Eredivisie title.

One of the 24-year-old's best performances came when he scored the only goal in Ajax's 1-0 victory at Tottenham in the last-four.



However, his time at United has been the complete opposite and despite forking out £35m for his services, he's started just four times in the Premier League and has played just six minutes in the league all season.

Not even when United have been chasing games has Solskjaer opted to use the midfielder, who's been on the pitch for just 141 minutes across all competitions this season.

Should van de Beek's situation not improve by the time the January window opens, he could be allowed to leave on loan.

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And with Spurs themselves not exactly firing on all cylinders, Bridge has urged them to consider signing the United midfielder.

What did Bridge say?

He told GIVEMESPORT: "If I'm looking at anyone to loan in January from Manchester United, I don't think United would lend Spurs anyone, but that would be Donny van de Beek.

"He's completely wasting his time at Manchester United. He ran rings around Spurs in the first leg in the semi. He's what Spurs need in my opinion, but I think Spurs would have to do a cash deal, I don't think they'd be able to do a loan."

Do Tottenham need him?

Nuno Espirito Santo does have the likes of Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele in the central midfielder areas, but neither of those have been anywhere near consistent enough since joining in 2019.

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With that in mind, van de Beek would be a shrewd addition, especially with the Dutchman now having a point to prove after being essentially overlooked for more than a season at Old Trafford.

Van de Beek is yet to prove himself in the Premier League, but if his form with Ajax is anything to go by, he would do just fine at Tottenham.

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