Everton have entered the race for Donny van de Beek while Crystal Palace have held advanced talks for the Manchester United midfielder.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Everton have entered the race to sign Manchester United outcast Donny van de Beek on loan before the transfer deadline. Incoming manager Frank Lampard has urged the Toffees to complete the signing, although they face stiff competition from Crystal Palace.
Donny van de Beek’s time at Manchester United might be heading towards a temporary conclusion before the end of the current window. The Dutch midfielder could leave the club on a six-month loan deal after gathering plenty of interest from Premier League clubs this month.
Unsurprisingly Newcastle United were the first to approach, although the Manchester United midfielder rejected the overtures of the Magpies. This decision seemingly left the door open for other suitors to follow through and put their offers on the table.
Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick had publicly expressed his desire to keep the midfielder at the club beyond the January window. However, with this being the World Cup year, the Dutchman wanted as much playing time as possible, which he was not afforded this season at Old Trafford.
Excl: while Crystal Palace are progressing in talks with United since Wednesday, Everton have now entered in the race to sign van de Beek. 🇳🇱 #EFC
Lampard’s set to sign and wants Everton to try for Donny. Crystal Palace will push again to get the deal done. Two clubs race now. pic.twitter.com/LiQfRZ2aM3
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 29, 2022
Both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Rangnick have been averse to involving van de Beek much in their first-team plans, with the Manchester United midfielder finding himself on the bench way more than he would have liked. Hence, the Dutchman is intent on leaving the club from a personal standpoint, albeit temporarily.
Everton are the latest club to join the queue and make their case to the Manchester United midfielder. The Toffees were heavily linked with the Dutchman in the summer, only for Solskjaer to block a late loan move to Goodison Park.
In the last few hours, it seems like incoming manager Frank Lampard has urged the club to sign the midfielder from under the noses of Crystal Palace, who remain keen on the Manchester United star. The competition for the Dutchman points towards an intense late battle between the Premier League’s mid-table clubs.
Palace have already submitted a loan offer in the last few days and have held advanced talks with Manchester United for the former Ajax starlet. At one point, it seemed likely that van de Beek might join the London side, although with the late emergence of Everton, the midfielder could ponder the offers he has on the table.
It remains to be seen which of those clubs excite van de Beek enough before the transfer deadline. One way or another, the Manchester United midfielder looks set to escape from his Old Trafford nightmare, albeit temporarily.