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Everton sign Donny van de Beek on loan from Manchester United

Everton sign Donny van de Beek on loan from Manchester United

Everton have confirmed the signing of Donny van de Beek on loan from Manchester United for the remainder of the season.

The Dutch international becomes Frank Lampard‘s first signing as Everton boss, after the former England international was appointed as manager earlier on deadline day.

Van de Beek arrives at Goodison Park having played just 582 minutes of Premier League football since joining Manchester United for around £40m in August 2020.

The 24-year-old midfielder has not made a single Premier League start this season, but could make his Everton debut against Newcastle United next Tuesday.

“Now I can say I am an Everton player, I am really happy and can’t wait to help the team. I think it is a great club… there are really good players here and I came because I want to help them go up the table,” Van de Beek told the club’s official website.

“I hope to bring my football qualities, my passing, and, of course, scoring goals. It is a big part of my game to score and give assists and I will try to do that again. And it is not only offensive, you have to defend as a midfielder and I can do that as well.

“I had a really positive meeting with the new coach. We have the same ideas about football and he had a lot of influence on my decision. I played against him when I was at Ajax, and he was at Chelsea [as manager], so he knows me as a player. He thinks I have qualities that can help the team.

“I can learn a lot from him because he was a little bit in the same position – a midfield player who scored a lot of goals. He can help me a lot, so I think I’m in a good spot. I want to improve with Everton. There are always things that can be better and I work hard every day to do that.”

Donny van de Beek is a Blue! 🔵✍️

— Everton (@Everton) January 31, 2022

“I want to show my qualities, my strengths, to the people in England – but especially the fans from Everton. The most important thing is we win games and go up the table. We have good players in the team and the talent and ability to go up in the league. But, for that, we need to work hard and I want to be part of this,” he added.

“Everton is a big club, with big players, the history and amazing fans. The club has everything to go up and be higher in the table. I played at Goodison twice last season without fans… it will be lovely to see the stadium full.

“It’s difficult I cannot play on Saturday but I will be there to see the game and focus on the next match. I’m fit. I train a lot for myself and I was training a lot with the team at United. I have a few days to train fully and I’m sure I’ll be there [ready for Newcastle].”

Van de Beek, who was also wanted by Crystal Palace, will be unavailable for this weekend’s FA Cup clash with Brentford as he is cup-tied.

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