Fabrizio Romano claims Toffees transfer


Fabrizio Romano said Everton remained interested in Donny Van de Beek as he took stock of the Dutchman’s future.

Toffees manager Marcel Brands recently confirmed that the Blues tried to sign a loan from Van de Beek in the summer transfer window.

“We had it on our list,” Brands told NOS.

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“At the start of the transfer window, we inquired at United, then it was impossible.

“At the end of the window, I got a call from Guido Albers, his agent, to finally hire him.

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“But at the last minute it was canceled.”

Additionally, Brands hasn’t ruled out trying to move again for him in the January transfer window.

Van de Beek joined United in the summer of 2020 in a £ 35million transfer from Ajax.

Although he arrived with great fanfare, he struggled in his first campaign at Old Trafford.

Van de Beek made 36 appearances, but most of them weren’t on the bench and only made two goals.

Things haven’t been much better for the 24-year-old this season, quite the contrary.

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Van de Beek managed just 141 minutes in all competitions for United, including 90 minutes for the Carabao Cup.

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Romano, speaking to The United Stand, said the Netherlands international “plans to leave” United.

“In the summer they were lucky enough to sell him with Everton mindful of the deadline,” the reporter said.

“Things may change, but for now he is considering leaving Manchester United in January.

“Van de Beek is a fantastic player and a top professional.

“It is true that Italian and Spanish clubs are interested and it depends on whether Man United can agree on the terms with them.

“He could move to the Premier League as well, with Everton being one of the clubs interested.

“Donny wants to play, so if he doesn’t play in a couple of months, he’ll be leaving I’m sure.”

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