Donny van de Beek’s future continues to be completely open, as his loan from Manchester United to Entracht Frankfurt wasn’t a big turning point in his career.

The midfielder only made eight appearances for the Bundesliga side, and is now injured, making it unlikely they’d try for his permanent stay this summer.

The player’s agent Guido Albers has spoken to ESPN Netherlands, and is quoted by AD explaining what is expected for Van de Beek’s future.

The representative has made it clear that the midfielder will not stay at Manchester United, and also ruled out a return to Ajax.

“He does not want to stay in the Premier League, neither does Manchester United want that. That is not the right choice for him. He needs to go to a club that plays good football. In any case, he will not go back to Ajax. My preference is to look in France, Italy or in Spain. That would be fantastic. Hopefully at a club where he can play at ‘ten’ again, he did that at Ajax and then he showed what a fantastic player he is.”

The comment about wanting to play as a number ten appears to be a hint that he’s been misused by Manchester United, but then there’s an element of trying to find excuses for what has now been a prolonged loss of form.

Manchester United spent nearly €39m to sign Van de Beek from Ajax back in 2020, and so far he’s made 62 appearances for the club.

His contract with the Red Devils runs until 2025, and even though it’s clear there’s no interest from any parties in keeping him at Old Trafford, it remains to be seen if he’ll get any interesting offers in the summer.

Albers will hope he has some busy months ahead, with the English club surely not demanding a lot for a permanent move.