Donny Van de Beek has been a name that has been circulating in Everton social media since the summer. The Toffees tried to sign the Dutchman on loan in the summer to bolster the midfield but the Red Devils refused to let the player go. In October, Everton director of football Marcel Brands stated that the Toffees made an inquiry in the summer and hinted that they could show interest in January.
We had him on our list. At the beginning of the transfer window, we inquired at 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. You always depend on whether a club wants to cooperate, and it is early October, so much can still happen with injuries. United are playing on various fronts. It’s hard to say now [whether we will return in January] (via NOS)
Since the start of the season, the former Ajax man’s playing time has come at a premium, playing 198 minutes of football which has again given rise to talk of his future. Van de Beek is pushing to leave Manchester United in the winter transfer window and Everton could possibly be a destination.
Donny Van de Beek tipped to join Everton
With the January transfer window inching closer, there have been suggestions that Everton will reignite their interest in the Dutchman but are set to face competition from Newcastle United and Juventus.
Amid the rumours circulating, former Sheffield United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny spoke to Football Insider and tipped the midfielder to join the Merseysiders.
Well that makes sense, doesn’t it? Van de Beek hasn’t been getting a game and he’s a young player who will be wanting to play football. He’s not getting a game. I’m sure he’s desperate to get out of Man United, I would be.
He’s a talented boy as well, clubs will want him. If you have the chance to go to Everton, where you can get first-team football, why not? It sounds like a deal was close so maybe that could be done in January. (via Football Insider)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer parted ways with Manchester United but that may not change Van de Beek’s decision who is still pushing to leave the club in January. On several occasions, Fabrizio Romano has stated that the player is open to leaving and actively looking for the exit solution.
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