By Pranav Shahaney

4th Oct, 2021 | 3:36pm

Everton target Donny van de Beek wants to leave in January

Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Everton target and Manchester United attacking midfielder Donny van de Beek wants to leave in January.

The Netherlands international was close to a move to the Toffees on transfer deadline day, but he ended up staying at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was understood to have made certain promises of offering him more playing time, which has not happened thus far.

Speaking about his future on The United Stand, the Sky Sports Italy journalist said, “In the summer, they had a chance to sell him with Everton keen on deadline day. Things can change, but as of now, he is planning to leave 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 whether Man United can agree on the conditions with them. He could also move to the Premier League, with Everton one of the clubs interested.”

“Donny wants to play so if he is not playing in two-three months, he will leave, I am sure.”

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Everton desperately need a midfielder of his calibre, someone who can play the line-breaking passes.

His movement is also second to none and he could help the Toffees break down static and resolute defences.

Rafa Benitez’s side has a solid midfield presence, but lacks the creativity which van de Beek can bring to this side.

Hopefully, the Dutchman continues to be left out of the playing eleven, as it will open the door for the Toffees to swoop in and complete his signing.

It remains to be seen whether they manage to sign him over clubs in Italy and Spain who are also understood to be keen on securing his services.

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