Donny van de Beek has no intention of staying at Manchester United beyond the end of the current season, according to reports. The Dutchman is spending the rest of the campaign on loan at Everton after failing to make the grade at Old Trafford and has already impressed for the Toffees during his short stint at Goodison Park.
Van de Beek showed flashes of his undeniable quality upon making his debut for Everton off the bench against Newcastle United at the start of this month.
He went on to win the club’s man-of-the-match award with a stunning performance against Leeds United and has quickly established himself as a fan favourite as a result of his impact on Merseyside.
It seems as though Van de Beek is close to recapturing the form he showed at Ajax that earned him a move to United back in the summer of 2020.
His signing was initially hailed as a shrewd coup by those connected with the Red Devils but the 24-year-old has rarely been given the opportunity to show his talents.
He failed to make a single Premier League start for United during the first half of the season before he was shipped out to Everton on a temporary basis until the end of the campaign.
Van de Beek was said to have grown frustrated with his lack of action at Old Trafford and now appears to be keen on a future away from the club ahead of next season.
The midfielder has already informed United that he wants to leave in order to chase a permanent move to Everton in the summer, according to the Daily Star.
The report claims that Van de Beek will push to join the Toffees next season if they manage to stay in the Premier League and both clubs are able to settle on a transfer fee.
It is said that United would be willing to accept a bid of around £20million for the former Ajax man’s services, meaning they would be set to make a £15m loss on the fee they paid to the Eredivisie giants two years ago.
Van de Beek admitted earlier this week that he is enjoying his time at Everton after being given a new lease of life under the guidance of Frank Lampard since joining the club last month.
“A new area, new players, new coach, it’s like a new start,” Van de Beek told Sky Sports.
“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.
“Me also as a player, I want to go again to show what I can [do]. I think this combination is good.”
Meanwhile, it remains to be seen whether Everton will eventually be able to land Van de Beek on a permanent basis when the transfer market opens for business once again in the summer months.
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Former Premier League striker Kevin Phillips recently hailed Lampard’s efforts in helping the United loanee to find his feet and perform at his best for the Toffees in the weeks since his deadline-day move.
“He’s a good player but unfortunately, Man United have a few good players in and around that area,” Phillips told Football Insider.
“Managers go in and get confused regarding who is the best midfield pairing. At Everton, that’s less of a problem.
“Lampard has brought him to the club and he wants to play him. He has belief in Van de Beek, he’s showed by starting him that he believes in him.
“There’s no doubt about it, he’s a top-quality player. Sometimes players just need that free licence to go and play without pressure.”
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