Man Utd tipped to axe summer signing in favour of Serie A swap deal

Date published: Wednesday 23rd December 2020 6:57 - Jonny Whitfield

Inter Milan should try to organise a swap deal with Manchester United involving Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek, according to one pundit.

Both players have largely struggled to show their best form since making their recent moves across Europe.

Eriksen moved from Tottenham to Inter last January but has found it hard to fit into Antonio Conte’s system.

Van de Beek, meanwhile, has not enjoyed the level of game time he would have hoped prior to his recent summer move from Ajax.

However, former AC Milan star Alessandro Costacurta has claimed to propose a solution for both players. He said (via Calciomercato) that a swap deal involving both players would be good business for their clubs.

“Eriksen would be someone to exchange with someone who does not play in England,” the former defender said.

“With Manchester United, Arsenal. Van de Beek, for example, could be a good idea for Inter.”

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had to bat away questions about his decision to sign Van de Beek on several occasions. Indeed, he has faced criticism from former players such as Patrice Evra.

 

 

Van de Beek has made 18 appearances in all competitions this season, but has been limited in his Premier League starts. What’s more, the Dutchman‘s 10 top-flight outings have amounted to only 249 minutes.

Eriksen, meanwhile, has only played 12 times under head coach Conte this season. The Italian manager recently insisted (via Goal), though, that he would not change his system to suit the Denmark international.

Teammate Romelu Lukaku has suggested that learning Italian is one way in which Eriksen could help himself.

Rashford in fresh Barcelona link

While Van de Beek’s immediate departure is all-but impossible, a Barcelona presidential candidate has suggested that he would want one of the midfielder’s colleagues in LaLiga.

Jordi Farre is battling to become Barcelona’s new chief and, as part of his manifesto, has revealed that striker Marcus Rashford to Camp Nou is one of his most admired players.

The England international has risen through the ranks to become one of his boyhood club’s most important stars.

Recently, though, Rashford revealed that it “wouldn’t sit right” with him if he pulled on another club’s shirt.

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