Manchester United star Donny van de Beek has hinted at a possible permanent switch to Everton as he feels ‘energised’ since moving to the Toffees.
According to the Daily Star, Donny van de Beek could be keen on making a permanent move to Everton in the summer, where he is currently on loan from Manchester United. The midfielder has given subtle hints over his next destination as he looks to depart Old Trafford after the current season ends.
The last 18 months have been the most challenging ones in Donny van de Beek’s promising career. The midfielder, who made his name in a young Ajax side that reached the Champions League semi-finals beating the likes of Real Madrid and Juventus in the process, was primed for big things in the future.
Things looked on track as Manchester United decided to pay £35 million in the summer of 2020 for his signature. Despite impressing in his early days at Old Trafford, van de Beek never cemented a place in the first team and was mostly consigned to a bench role. Former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did not seem to trust the midfielder to start games.
There were talks over a loan move in the summer, but Solskjaer blocked a late deal to Everton as he wanted the Dutchman to stay at the club. There were moments in which the midfielder publicly showed his frustration at being ignored, and he subsequently requested a temporary move away from the club in the January window.
As Solskjaer left, he failed to feature under new boss Ralf Rangnick, which more or less convinced the midfielder to leave Old Trafford. Van de Beek subsequently joined Everton in a six-month deal and is widely expected to come back and join his Manchester United teammates for next season.
However, Everton have been tipped to sign the Dutchman permanently. Frank Lampard is reportedly impressed by the midfielder’s application in training and on the pitch. The former Chelsea boss will certainly approve of paying a reasonable fee to secure the midfielder for the future.
Now, Van de Beek has hinted at making his loan move a permanent transfer. He was quoted saying: “It’s like a new start. This gives me a lot of energy and, you know, if you see the way the club is on the table, they want to go up. As a player, I also want to go again to show what I can do. I think this combination is good.”
Manchester United are expected to demand at least £20 million and take a loss on their initial investment. It remains to be seen how things progress between now and the end of the current campaign. Judging by the early signs, Everton and van de Beek could be a good match, and a permanent move might end up being beneficial for all parties concerned.