Man Utd deal closed for second time after Donny Van de Beek opted for Everton in Frank Lampard’s huge boost


Manchester United midfielder Donny Van de Beek is set to join Everton on loan after an agreement was reached between the club and the player, according to a report.

The Dutchman, 24, has struggled to make a noticeable impact since joining Old Trafford in 2020. Neither Ole Gunnar Solskjaer nor Ralf Rangnick have seen fit to offer Van de Beek any significant minutes on the pitch.

And with his aspirations to play for his country at the Qatar World Cup later this year, Van de Beek has been widely reported as looking for a way out this month.

United have been playing hard with their loan leaves this window. Anthony Martial’s move to Sevilla was only agreed after the Spanish side agreed to pay 100% of his salary. What’s more, Sevilla were forced to pay hefty loan fees on top of that.

A similar story has prevented Jesse Lingard’s proposed loan to Newcastle so far. Additionally, United demanded the Magpies sign up for a £12million survival bonus.

Interest in Van de Beek has emerged from Everton, Crystal Palace and Valencia. But it was unclear whether a potential suitor would agree to United’s demands.

Corn according to athletics, Everton bit the bullet and reached an agreement with Man Utd.

Van de Beek says yes to Everton

They report that the deal between the two clubs on a six-month loan was completed on Saturday. Van de Beek then had the final say and agreed to join the Toffees today (Sunday).

Everton will pay Van de Beek’s full salary as part of the move. Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano later confirmed that a loan fee is present in the move, but did not state the amount.

Everton were interested in a loan move last summer, although a deal ultimately failed to materialise.

Athleticism confirm Everton’s long-standing interest and note that Van de Beek’s potential arrival has been discussed with their managerial candidates.

On that front, it is former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard who is the favorite to succeed Rafael Benitez.

As such, Lampard must presumably have approved Van de Beek’s arrival, and the midfielder will give Lampard a much-needed burst of creativity, if and when he takes charge.

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Man City deal leaves Man Utd vulnerable

Meanwhile, the River Plate chairman has confirmed that Man City have propelled Man Utd towards a Julian Alvarez transfer in a move that could lead to a Red Devils exit, according to reports.

Reports from last week revealed that City were closing in on the signing of River Plate striker and Man Utd target Julian Alvarez.

The 21-year-old mainly plays at centre-forward and has produced a stellar campaign in 2021. The Argentina international has registered 24 goals and 15 assists in 46 appearances in all competitions. This sparked interest from City and an €18.5m (£15.5m) transfer was filed.

Now, according to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, this move is now a “done deal”. A five-year contract will be signed, but Alvarez will remain on loan at River Plate until July.

Alvarez had been a transfer target for Man Utd, although Ralf Rangnick’s side have now missed the mark. And in another shot, the Daily Express Report River Plate could now target Edinson Cavani this summer.

Interest from South America has been rampant, especially from Corinthians and Boca Juniors. However, the Express State River Plate is now ringing Cavani to replace Alvarez in July.

For his part, Cavani is said to be ready to return to South America when his contract ends this summer. He was set to return to the continent last summer before a new United contract offer turned his head. However, if he returns to South America, a massive pay cut will be required.

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