Donny van de Beek almost secured a move to Everton on deadline day but Manchester United intervened.
Although it was quite obvious that the Dutchman would be moving to the Premier League as a backup option in midfield, he has grown quite unhappy with the lack of chances at United.
He is yet to play a single minute of the new campaign so far, which is understandably why he was open to making a switch.
According to Fabrizio Romano via the Here We Go Podcast, the Toffees were keen on bringing the 24-year-old on loan with Rafa Benitez willing to offer him an important role in his project.
The Everton board pushed for the realisation of the deal as well, but despite it being a ‘done deal’ between them and the Netherlands international, the deal could not go through.
The Red Devils reportedly refused to give a green light to the transfer, which is understandable since they had paid a hefty fee to bring the playmaker to Old Trafford, to begin with. Moreover, they wanted him to stay and be part of the team for now.
Before arriving in England, the former Ajax man looked like one of the best midfield prospects in the world. The versatile midfielder was heavily involved in Ajax’s incredible run in the Champions League back in 2019. The same season, the Eredivisie side were also crowned league champions.
However, it is not as if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is just letting his potential go to waste. It just happens to be very difficult to make the starting XI when you are competing for spots with the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba.
Nevertheless, Van de Beek is not entirely happy with his situation as of now. It remains to be seen whether he will try to push himself up Solskjaer’s pecking order or forces a move in January or next summer.