Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge has urged Tottenham Hotspur to snap up out-of-favour Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek.

Van de Beek has struggled to force himself into the Manchester United starting eleven since arriving at Old Trafford last summer in a £35m deal from Ajax.

The midfielder has made just one appearance in the Premier League for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men so far this campaign. 

Van de Beek was a target for Spurs in the past, with reports claiming last year that the North London club tried to hijack United’s deal for the 24-year-old.

The Athletic revealed a couple of weeks ago that Jose Mourinho was ‘excited’ about the prospect of bringing the Ajax academy product to Tottenham last summer and that Spurs eventually pulled out of their deal due to their inability to sell Tanguy Ndombele.

Some Spurs fans on social media have called for the club to put in a bid for the Netherlands international in January amidst his struggles to get minutes at United.

Bridge stated that he would like to see Van de Beek at Tottenham, although he admitted that the Red Devils might not sell him to Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.

The journalist 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.”

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I am not as enthusiastic as some others about the prospect of signing Van de Beek as there is no guarantee that success in the Eredivisie will translate to the Premier League and there must be a reason why Solskjaer does not trust him. 

Having said that, he could potentially shine under the right coach and given Dele Alli’s struggles, the United man could prove a decent upgrade over the England international.

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