“He will leave, I am sure” – Fabrizio Romano issues latest update on £120k p/w Everton target

Everton target Donny van de Beek(Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Everton target Donny van de Beek(Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) /

Donny Van de Beek was one of the top Everton targets for the summer transfer window. The Dutch midfielder has seen his career stagnate since securing a £35 million move to Manchester United. Van de Beek has hardly featured for the Manchester United side and is now thinking of leaving the Red Devils.

The Toffees tried to sign the 24 year old on loan this summer. Van de Beek had agreed for the move and there was total agreement between the player and Everton but Manchester United refused to sanction the loan deal even though Everton were ready to pay the loan fees.

Van de Beek is yet to kick a ball in the Premier League this season and has just featured for 82 minutes in the United jersey. Everton’s Director of Football Marcel Brands has now opened up on the failed pursuit, confirming that Donny was on their list since the start of the summer.

"We had him on our list. At the beginning of the transfer window, we made an enquiry to United, then it was impossible. At the end of the window, I received a call from Guido Albers, his agent that he might be loaned out after all. But at the last minute it was cancelled. Stopped again. (via Daily Mail)"

Fabrizio Romano issues Everton target Donny Van de Beek update

Now, Fabrizio Romano has addressed the Van de Beek situation. With the January transfer window a little less than three months away, the Dutchman is looking to bring an end to his spell at Old Trafford. He will make another attempt to leave the club in January and Romano has now confirmed that if he doesn’t get chances he will look for an exit.

"In the summer, they had a chance to sell him with Everton keen on deadline day. Things can change, but as of now, he is planning to leave Manchester United in January. Van de Beek is a fantastic player and a top professional.It is true that Italian and Spanish clubs are interested and it depends whether Man United can agree on the conditions with them. He could also move to the Premier League, with Everton one of the clubs interested. Donny wants to play so if he is not playing in two-three months, he will leave, I am sure. (via The United Stand)"

Whether Everton reactivates their interest in the former Ajax midfielder is still unknown but the player is willing to leave Manchester United in January. The extremely skilful midfielder will be a big addition to the Toffees but it remains to be seen if he can fit in Rafa Benitez’s system.

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