Donny van de Beek completes loan move to Everton

Donny van de Beek has completed his loan move to Everton this afternoon. The Manchester United midfielder will spend the next six months at Goodison Park after minimal game-time at Old Trafford since his move from Ajax in the summer of 2020.

The deal will see the Dutchman complete the season with Everton, with reports stating that the Liverpool-based club will cover his entire salary for the period, something that Crystal Palace were unwilling to offer. There will also be a loan fee included.

New manager Frank Lampard was keen on securing the signing. It is looking like the former Chelsea captain will get another boost through the incoming signing of Dele Alli from Tottenham Hotspur.

After a move to Everton in the summer was refuted by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Van de Beek has finally got his move where he can start looking to play regular minutes in England’s top flight. He is looking forward to helping the club and working with a Premier League legend in Lampard.

“Now I can say I am an Everton player, I am really happy and can’t wait to help the team,” Van de Beek told evertontv.

“I think it is a great club… there are really good players here and I came because I want to help them go up the table.

“I hope to bring my football qualities, my passing, and, of course, scoring goals. It is a big part of my game to score and give assists and I will try to do that again. And it is not only offensive, you have to defend as a midfielder and I can do that as well.”

“I had a really positive meeting with the new coach. We have the same ideas about football and he had a lot of influence on my decision.

“I played against him when I was at Ajax, and he was at Chelsea [as manager], so he knows me as a player. He thinks I have qualities that can help the team.

“I can learn a lot from him because he was a little bit in the same position – a midfield player who scored a lot of goals.

“He can help me a lot, so I think I’m in a good spot.

“I want to improve with Everton. There are always things that can be better and I work hard every day to do that.”

Donny van de Beek has made 50 appearances for the Red Devils, but has started zero Premier League matches this season. There is no buy-option in his contract with Everton, as United will want to have the midfielder for next season and reassess his situation when a new manager is appointed after Ralf Rangnick.

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