Report: Everton had late loan move for Van de Beek blocked
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer blocked a late move from Everton for Donny Van de Beek, as reported by Algemeen Dagblad.
What’s the story?
According to the publication, the Toffees wanted to sign the Dutchman on a season-long loan deal. And the former Ajax midfielder was not against the idea of joining Rafa Benitez’s side.
However, the Norwegian manager stepped in and dubbed any move as ‘unnegotiable’. This is despite the Merseysiders being willing to meet the Red Devils’ conditions for a transfer.
Van de Beek has largely struggled since his £35m move to Old Trafford last summer.
He featured just 19 times in the Premier League last season, scoring on his debut against Crystal Palace. This campaign has started in a similar fashion to last, with the ace failing to play a single minute thus far.
Van de Beek move would have added goalscoring prowess
The start of this season has gone swimmingly for Everton in their pursuit of European football.
Two wins and a draw finds the club sitting in the top four going into the international break.
However, if there is criticism about the side, it is the failure to spread goals throughout the team.
Last season was an abysmal campaign in this regard. Abdoulaye Doucoure was the only central midfielder to score in the top flight with three goals.
A move for Van de Beek would have increased the spread of goals and added a great box-to-box midfield option for Everton.
Itis a great shame a move for the Netherlands international was rejected as another central player would have been ideal.
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