Donny van de Beek says that he is enjoying a new challenge at Everton whose desire for upward momentum mirrors his own.
The Dutchman has a new lease on life since joining the Blues on loan from Manchester United where he struggled for game time and hadn't started a Premier League game all season.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “A new area, new teammates, a new coach it's a new start. This gives me a lot of new energy.
“If you see where the club is in the table, they also want to [move] up and I also as a player, I want to go again, show what I can do. I think this combination is good.”
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His comments come amid an unsubstantiated report that he will seek a permanent switch to Goodison Park this summer if he helps keep the Blues avoid relegation this season.
The suggestions are that Van de Beek has no desire to return to Manchester United after his frustrating spell at Old Trafford where he failed to start a League game all season before moving to Goodison Park on loan.
He has been excellent for Frank Lampard on both of his appearances so far which has sparked hopes among Evertonians that the club might try and sign him permanently in the summer.
United bought him for £35m from Ajax 18 months ago but have barely used him.
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1 Posted 18/02/2022 at 14:58:54
2 Posted 18/02/2022 at 15:11:13
3 Posted 18/02/2022 at 15:18:19
4 Posted 18/02/2022 at 16:01:11
5 Posted 18/02/2022 at 16:23:40
Donny Van de Beek , as with the Leeds performance, brilliant but early days, every player and the team as a whole has to now find consistency, last weeks level of performance has to be a benchmark.
I am already thinking about next season with VDB signed permanently, important players weve missed like DCL & Doucoure fully fit and fired up and a couple of quality signings. Under Lampard and his coaching team, I am starting to believe that a top six challenge is achievable.
6 Posted 18/02/2022 at 16:35:05
I think it should be illegal to print "according to reports" without quoting the source of said reports.
It's from The Mirror so it's Gospel of course!!
7 Posted 18/02/2022 at 16:36:07
8 Posted 18/02/2022 at 16:45:46
Let's see how the next few months go.
9 Posted 18/02/2022 at 16:56:57
To be fair, I should let Jamie have a go before I go on but there are some decent players out there who have lost their love for superclubs and just want to get on with it.
10 Posted 18/02/2022 at 17:47:08
11 Posted 18/02/2022 at 17:56:02
12 Posted 18/02/2022 at 17:56:36
Moral of the story: don't rush to judgement after one game. Let's see what happens and how all parties feel come the summer.
13 Posted 18/02/2022 at 17:57:56
If you think it's been frustrating for us Evertonians the last few decades. Imagine being a Dutch Evertonian. Only Heitinga was acceptable for one season, otherwise it was touch and go.
I won't go into the others, but to have Donny playing for us permanently would be wonderful, and a sign we're on the ascendency.
14 Posted 18/02/2022 at 17:58:49
Also, maybe we should see how the rest of the season plays out (we all hailed Gomes as the next Arteta after his first appearance on loan).
15 Posted 18/02/2022 at 18:07:35
Don't worry ,you can move on from Raymond Atteveld; it's been long enough... plus, he was probably secretly a Geordie.
16 Posted 18/02/2022 at 18:10:38
17 Posted 18/02/2022 at 18:41:54
(a) him have a consistent run of good games and get us out of relegation danger
(b) Then, let us see if ManU are willing to sell him
(c) Then, see if we can afford him (FFP, etc)
At the moment, I would say there is a 10% chance that we will see VdB in a Blue shirt come the start of the season in August 22.
Of course, I hope to God that Everton sign him but I wont get my hopes up too high.
18 Posted 18/02/2022 at 19:00:19
It's not done so I'll keep my powder dry on the I TOLD YA!
19 Posted 18/02/2022 at 19:09:39
20 Posted 18/02/2022 at 19:30:15
I like the look of him but all we can do is make him feel wanted and see what happens at season's end.
22 Posted 18/02/2022 at 22:26:18
Another mis-placement of a club would bugger him and his career. A happy and easy switch to us, if we turn this oil tanker of a club around, would suit all.
He's at his peak... he won't want to risk another failed placement when and if he's on the up with a forward-looking Top 6 Premier League club. If that's where we're heading... aren't we?
23 Posted 18/02/2022 at 23:39:05
In a perfect world, it would be great if he's playing regularly for us and putting in MotM performances every game, coupled with scoring.
If, at the end of the season and us well clear of the Bottom 3, Lampard wants to keep him and Donny feels wanted and comfortable here, maybe something could be worked out.
Priority is everyone concentrating 100% on the remaining games this season.
24 Posted 19/02/2022 at 00:52:06
Bottom line is, the bar isn't that high so yes, based solely on what little we've seen of him so far, he certainly looks a good fit but it's very early days and come hiring time for next season, he certainly won't be our only option if Man Utd try to hold us to ransom.
25 Posted 19/02/2022 at 00:53:21
26 Posted 19/02/2022 at 05:42:45
27 Posted 19/02/2022 at 06:57:40
I like him a lot already but I have my doubts Man Utd will offer him at a decent price and we have FFP to think about.
The £30M it will likely cost to get him will need to be spent carefully elsewhere I suspect. I think Richarlison and Mina will go in the summer.
28 Posted 19/02/2022 at 07:12:09
30 Posted 19/02/2022 at 10:30:25
Short but sweet way of saying Donny van de Beek was great at Man Utd, just that their players were not smart enough to see his movement on the pitch and use him properly. When they did, though, it often lead to productive outcomes!
I appreciate YouTube doesn't tell the whole story, yet given Van de Beek was a Ballon D'Or nominee from his Ajax performances, there may be some truth in this.
31 Posted 19/02/2022 at 15:35:34
If VDB shows he's a legit top-league player while with us, I'd imagine ManU will team him with Fernandes in the middle with Pogba gone.
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