Everton Maintain Interest In Man Utd Outcast Van De Beek
Everton remain interested in pursuing a move for Manchester United outcast Donny Van De Beek in the January transfer window.
The Toffees came close to signing the Dutchman in the summer transfer window but Manchester United pulled the plug on the deal on deadline day.
Van De Beek however remains on the fringes of the United first team and has seen just six minutes of Premier League action this season despite being assured of playing time by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the start of the campaign.
Everton’s director of football Marcel Brands has confirmed the club’s interest in the former Ajax Amsterdam man and could revisit the situation in future.
"We had him on our list," Brands told Dutch broadcaster NOS's Along the Line sports programme. "At the beginning of the transfer window, we inquired at United, then it was impossible.
"At the end of the window, I received a call from Guido Albers, his agent, that he might be loaned out after all. But at the last minute it was cancelled; stopped again.
"You always depend on whether a club wants to cooperate, and it is early October, so much can still happen with injuries. United are playing on various fronts. It's hard to say now [whether we will return in January].
"It is of course a pity for Donny [that he is not playing regularly]. He is a very good player, no doubt about it. Such a boy wants to play and wants to return to the Dutch national team.
"But you know that at such a club the pressure is great and the competition is huge. When you see what United had sitting on the bench [at the weekend]: Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho, Paul Pogba."