“no intention of returning” Manchester United star set to snub club and join Premier League rivals
Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek is ‘desperate’ to make Everton his new permanent home, and a report has revealed how much the Red Devils could save if he ends up leaving Old Trafford.
The 24-year-old has endured a difficult 18 months at Old Trafford after signing from Ajax in 2020. Van de Beek failed to repay Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s fate in him despite the Norwegian splashing out £35m for his signature.
The Dutch international has also failed to impress under interim manager Ralf Rangnick, managing only four substitute appearances in the Premier League this season.
Van De Beek joined Everton on loan on the deadline day of the January transfer window, with the knowledge that will be a condition to make the Netherlands team at the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
Van De Beek completed the full 90 minutes in the recent 3-0 demolition of Leeds. In Lampard’s latest press conference, he showered the midfielder with praise after revealing what’s impressed him the most so far.
According to the Daily Star, Van de Beek will do all he can to make his Everton stay a permanent one – on one condition.
The outlet state Van de Beek is ‘desperate’ to join Everton for good – providing they avoid relegation this season.
Everton currently sits 16th on the Premier League table with 22 points from 22 games, 4 points above the drop zone.
Also, the report states Van de Beek has ‘no intention’ of returning to United to see his career stall on the bench. However, the decision may not be his to make.
Firstly, it would require Everton to make a bid to sign him permanently in the summer. What’s more, United opted against negotiating an option to buy in his loan deal.
That was to allow their next manager the final say on Van de Beek’s future.
However, the midfielder seems intent on staying in Merseyside, and the Star claims United could cash in if a £20m bid is lodged.
If united are to agree to Van De Beek’s decision to leave Old Trafford it will mean that the Red Devils will lose £15m less than what they paid for him.