Man Utd flop Donny Van de Beek is ‘desperate’ to make Everton his new permanent home, and a report has revealed how much the Red Devils could recoup if he leaves.
The Dutchman, 24, endured a torrid 18 months at Old Trafford after signing from Ajax in 2020. Van de Beek never earned the faith of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite the Norwegian splashing out £35m for his signature.
Regular minutes were in desperately short supply, and his situation did not improve under new management.
Indeed, since Ralf Rangnick took interim charge, Van de Beek was afforded a measly eight minutes of league action across four cameo appearances.
Van de Beek pushed for a January exit in the knowledge his participation with Netherlands at the Qatar World Cup later this year was at stake. Mercifully for the Dutchman, Frank Lampard and Everton came calling when sanctioning a six-month loan.
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.
Everton must meet Van de Beek demand
Now, 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 ‘will push’ and is ‘desperate’ to join Everton for good – providing they avoid relegation this season.
The Toffees currently sit five points clear of the drop and have games in hand over the teams in 17th, 18th and 19th.
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 with a view to allowing their next manager the final say on Van de Beek’s future.
Regardless, the midfielder seems intent on staying in Merseyside, and the Star claim United could cash in if a £20m bid is lodged.
That would represent a £15m loss on the Dutchman. Though if he has no future under the next manager, United may have…