DONNY VAN DE BEEK has rejected a loan move to Newcastle because he doesn’t fancy a relegation battle, according to reports.
Manchester United’s £39million midfielder continues to be banned at Old Trafford.
He’s only played 380 minutes for the Red Devils all season.
Seven of them come from three Premier League substitute appearances under Ralf Rangnick.
The 24-year-old Dutchman looks set to step away to relaunch his career.
But according to The telegraph, he turned down the chance to move to St James’ Park.
The Toon are believed to have made contact with Van de Beek’s representatives over a potential deal.
But he was unwilling to spend the second half of the season scrapping to avoid a crash.
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Moreover, United insist they don’t want to lose any more of their senior players from the team still competing on three fronts.
Rangnick told the media on Friday: “I want Donny van de Beek to stay.
“I had a conversation with him two weeks ago and told him that I would advise him to stay until the end of the season.
“With the World Cup coming this winter, he wants to play.”
Van de Beek has also been linked with temporary transfers to Borussia Dortmund and Everton but could end up staying put after all.
The report adds that Newcastle are likely to have the same response when contacting Gini Wijnaldum about returning to the club on loan.
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