Everton efforts to sign Donny van de Beek over summer thwarted by United

Everton Sporting Director, Marcel Brands, has confirmed they tried to sign Donny van de Beek over the summer.

Manchester United Football Club signed Donny van de Beek last summer, in a deal worth around £40million. Big things were expected of the Dutchman, who was brought in an effort to fix our midfield problems.

A positive start was quickly forgotten due to some poor performances. Suddenly, Van de Beek found himself rooted to the bench as Paul Pogba returned to form.

Van De beek cut a forlorn figure as minutes were hard to come by. It was then suggested that United could bail on the former Ajax man after just one season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemingly had other plans…

Everton’s director-in-chief, Marcel Brands, has confirmed they tried to make a summer move for the struggling United star. However, United didn’t want to listen to those approaches – not even on loan.


Check out what Brands had to say here:

“We had him on our list,” Brands told Dutch broadcaster NOS’s Along the Line sports programme. “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.”

First and foremost, this tells me that United still have plans for Donny – though if that’s the case, why isn’t he playing more?

Van de Beek must be bored of watching Fred stink up the joint week-in-week-out while he sits amongst the substitutes twiddling his thumbs. If Solskjaer really trusts Van de Beek, why’s he not showing that?

The Dutchman looked sharp against West Ham in the Carabao Cup a fortnight ago and we haven’t seen him since. No wonder Van de Beek’s frustrations are growing because he’s not being given opportunities.

I wouldn’t blame Van de Beek or his agent pushing for a move away at this point. He’s at that stage in his career where regular minutes are an absolute must and right now, he’s rotting away at Old Trafford.

It’s a massive shame because the talent is there. I genuinely believe he just needs a chance, with a good run in the side. If given that opportunity, we could have the answer to our midfield right under our noses.

There’s only one way to find out, eh?

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