Donny van de Beek to Everton: A match made in heaven?

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Everton have had an injury crisis this season with the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Yerry Mina, Tom Davies, Richarlison, Abdoulaye Doucoure and a few others, suffering from injuries that have kept them on the sidelines for quite some time. The midfield area, in particular, was heavily affected and needs some bolstering in order to save the Toffees’ season.

The entire world knows about the unfair treatment that Donny van de Beek received at Manchester United after his £35 million plus £5 million in add-ons move from AFC Ajax on a five-year contract back in the August of 2020. This was seen as a move that would elevate van de Beek’s career to the next level but unfortunately, it has resulted in a downward spiral with opportunities at Old Trafford hard to come by.

With the likes of Tom Davies (Hamstring), Fabian Delph (Thigh) and Abdoulaye Doucoure (Groin) out until March due to their injuries. A loan move for the Dutch midfielder seems to be a safe bet and a deal can be finalized in the coming hours of the deadline day.

Everton look like they’ve found their manager to replace the current interim boss Duncan Ferguson, in the form of Frank Lampard. The former Chelsea boss is keen on bringing the midfield maestro to Goodison Park.

Will Donny van de Beek be a hit at Everton?

The current Manchester United player, once bossed the opposition while playing in Ajax’s midfield and helped guide them to a UEFA Champions League semi-final in the 2018-19 season, scored against Juventus in the second leg of the quarter-final to help his team knock out the Italian champions and also scored against Tottenham Hotspur in the first leg of the semi-final which resulted in a 1-0 away victory for Ajax but were knocked out on away goals after the 2-3 loss in the second leg.

The 24 year-old midfielder is now corroding at the bench of the Red Devils. This deal could prove to be a win win for both parties involved as Everton need options in midfield and van de Beek needs game time.

The deal however is simply a loan move with no option to buy as United want to retain the services of the 24 year-old midfielder. They believe that he can be utilized by the next boss after current boss Ralf Rangnick completes his stint.

Van de Beek has a point to prove in the Premier League and would love a shot at redemption. Lampard is a coach who can help him achieve his goal and fulfil his potential. Hence, this move seems like a match made in heaven.

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