Everton target to renew his efforts to leave English giants in January

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Everton were very close to securing Donny Van de Beek on loan from Manchester United in the summer transfer window. Since his arrival from Ajax, the Dutch star has just featured in bits and pieces for Manchester United. Van de Beek made just four Premier League starts last season and has struggled to get regular playing time under his belt.

The 24 year old arrived at Old Trafford for £35 million and was viewed as one of the brightest young players in Europe after his fruitful time at Ajax. Van de Beek has never been a regular starter and has just made sporadic appearances for the Red Devils.

In the final days of the summer transfer window, Everton tried to secure a loan deal for Van de Beek. The player was keen to come to Goodison and the deal was very close to completion only for Manchester United to reject the proposal. An agreement had already been reached between the player and the Merseysiders but the Red Devils stepped in and refused to sanction the loan deal.

The issue was not regarding the loan fees as Everton were prepared to pay the amount that United wanted and they also convinced the player about the project. Rafa Benitez wanted him but Manchester United and Solskjaer refused. Van de Beek’s agent opened up on the failed move and expected that his client will have more minutes this season.

Everton target Donny Van de Beek will push for an exit in January

"We had conversations with Solskjær and the board. We took the initiative to find a club and our search ended up at Everton. We opened talks with Marcel Brands and Farhad Moshiri. On Monday night [before deadline day] we received a call from Solskjær and the club who told us that a transfer was out of the question and that he had to report himself to training the next morning.The perspective now is that we stated that Donny is not a Carabao Cup player, or FA Cup player, or to play only in European games. Donny went to England to play in the Premier League. The way the conversation went this time [with Solskjær] compared to last summer… things are much more clear now.I have full expectations that Donny will get his chance now. Donny worked extremely hard in the summer. He only had seven days off. The rest of the summer he trained to become top fit. He is totally ready. (via Liverpool ECHO)"

However, the Dutchman has just featured for five minutes in the Premier League. His career has hit a road block as he struggles down the pecking order. According to the Daily Mail, Van de Beek is ready to push for an exit in the upcoming January transfer window.

The Dutchman seemed furious and frustrated on the bench against Villarreal, so much so, that he had to be consoled by Dean Henderson and Eric Bailly. Solskjaer left Van de Beek on the bench and instead brought on Jesse Lingard and Fred in the 89th minute.

The former Ajax man showcased his frustration by hurling a piece of chewing gum towards the technical area where Solskjaer was standing. With the Dutchman willing to make an attempt to secure a move away from United, the Toffees could consider him again in January.

Rafa Benitez has revealed that the club will look to make improvements in January and he has had talks with club owner Farhad Moshiri who is willing to spend in the winter market. The wages freed up by James Rodriguez can be utilized, allowing Everton some room in the market.

In Van de Beek, Everton get a tidy passer of the ball and a skilled player in possession. He can help Everton with ball progression. The midfielder offers something different in attacking sense in comparison to Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure.

With the January transfer window less than 100 days away, Van de Beek’s situation is surely to be kept in mind. If the Toffees can manage to sign the Dutchman on loan in January, he would add quality and skill to the midfield.