Donny Van de Beek, the former Ajax player who is yet to shine at Manchester United, is seeking a rebirth at Bundesliga after an announcement stated his loan transfer to Eintracht Frankfurt until June. The player opened up to SportBild about why he decided to accept the challenge in the German league.
Van de Beek said, “Prior to signing the contract, I spoke extensively with Krosche (club’s sporting director) and Toppmoller (coach) and the discussions were very fruitful. This was the most relevant factor for me.” He further spoke about the club’s ambitions and the coach’s game plans, expressing that these discussions left him feeling optimistic from the start.
The Dutch footballer also indicated that he has always followed Bundesliga closely, especially when his compatriots like Arjen Robben, Mark van Bommel, and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar were making headlines. He believes that the German league has always been favourable to Dutch players and he used these players as his source of inspiration and role models.
Admitting that he sought advice from fellow countryman and club teammate Matthijs de Ligt, Van de Beek stated, “He also had only good things to say about the German league.” The expectations are high as Donny Van de Beek takes a new step to revitalise his football career.
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