Manchester United outcast Donny van de Beek chooses Everton over Crystal Palace as £40m Dutchman closes in on loan switch from Goodison Park
- Donny van de Beek opted to join Everton on loan until the end of the season
- Crystal Palace were also interested in signing the outcast from Manchester United
- The Toffees have agreed to cover all of van de Beek’s £100,000-a-week wages
- He has played just eight Premier League minutes since early December
Donny van de Beek has agreed to join Everton on loan until the end of the season after successfully hijacking Crystal Palace’s decision to sign the outcast from Manchester United.
The Toffees, who are set to confirm Frank Lampard as their new manager, have agreed a loan fee – in excess of £500,000 – to eye the Eagles. They also cover his full £100,000-a-week salary.
Palace were hoping to strike a deal to bring the Dutchman to Selhurst Park, but Everton intervened at the last minute.
Donny van de Beek has agreed to join Everton on loan after interest from Crystal Palace
Van De Beek joined Manchester United in 2020 in a deal worth £40million but struggled to find time at Old Trafford.
The 24-year-old has started just four appearances in all competitions this season and has played just eight minutes in the Premier League since early December.
A temporary departure from the club this month still seemed to be on the cards, with Newcastle United also interested earlier in the window.
Everton have made signing a new midfielder a priority, with Abdoulaye Doucoure and Fabian Delph both currently sidelined.
The Dutchman has started just four times in all competitions for Manchester United this season
Everton are set to confirm Frank Lampard as their new manager and he is a fan of Van De Beek
Dele Alli, Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have all been linked with a move to Goodison Park, but it has proven easier to secure a deal for Van De Beek.
New Toffees boss Lampard is believed to be a fan of the Dutchman and was keen on signing him.
Everton currently sit 16th in the Premier League table, four points above the relegation zone.