Frank Lampard has recommended Everton to pursue Donny van de Beek after being offered their vacant managerial position.
The former Chelsea boss is set to be named as Rafa Benitz’s successor, and has already identified his first transfer target.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Lampard wants Everton to make an attempt for Van de Beek.
The Merseyside outfit lack creativity in midfield, and tried to sign the former Ajax man in the summer as well, but the transfer didn’t materialise. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to keep the attacking midfielder, and assured him more first team opportunities.
However, things didn’t work out as desired for both Solskjaer and Van de Beek. The Norwegian lost his job early in the season, while the 24-year-old continues to warm the bench at Old Trafford.
Just days before the end of the winter window, Everton have stepped up to change things for the Dutchman, looking to secure his services on loan for the remainder of the season.
But Everton face competition from Crystal Palace, with the final decision now resting with Van de Beek.
United want any interested club to cover the player’s wages. However, they still recognise Van de Beek’s potential, and are not going to include any buy option. The Premier League giants will rather wait for a new permanent manager to take the decision on his future.