Everton transfer news: Donny van de Beek joins on loan from Man Utd

Donny van de Beek warms up
Donny van de Beek has been frustrated with limited opportunities at Manchester United

Everton have signed Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek on loan until the end of the season.

Van de Beek was allowed to leave Old Trafford by interim boss Ralf Rangnick after struggling for game time.

Crystal Palace were also interested in the Dutchman, and there were enquiries from clubs abroad.

However, the 24-year-old has elected to link up with Frank Lampard, who was confirmed as Everton's new manager earlier on Monday.

Van de Beek has started only four Premier League matches since joining United from Ajax for £35m in 2020, and none this season.

Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal has told him he needs regular game time if he is to be considered for the national squad for the World Cup, which begins in November.

Van de Beek's fall from grace (Eredivisie & Premier League)
SeasonStartsTotal minutes playedGoalsAssistsMinutes per goal/assist
2017-18 (Ajax)332854116168
2018-19 (Ajax)282441910128
2019-20 (Ajax)22191685147
2020-21 (Man Utd)451311257
2021-22 (Man Utd)0691069

Van de Beek will bolster the midfield of Everton's injury-stricken squad, with Tom Davies, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Fabian Delph all sidelined until March.

Everton, who also signed Dele Alli from Tottenham, are 16th, just four points above the relegation zone.

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