Dutch footballer Donny van de Beek becomes Frank Lampard’s first signing as Everton manager.
A little about the topic
The Toffees have signed 24-year-old Dutch international Donny van de Beek on loan from the Red Devils until the end of the season. Donny van de Beek is Frank Lampard’s first signing since taking over from Rafa Benitez as Everton manager. The former Ajax player has been heavily linked with a move to Crystal Palace but has opted for Goodison Park as he hopes to revive a career that has stalled since joining Man Utd 18 months ago.
What did Donny van de Beek say?
Donny van de Beek told the Everton website that he can now say he is an Everton player, he is really happy and can’t wait to help the team. Donny thinks it’s a great club… there are some really good players here and he’s here because he wants to help them get up the table.
Van de Beek hopes to bring his footballing qualities, his cross-country ability, and of course his goal scoring. It is a big part of his game to score and provide assists and he will try to do it again. And it’s not only embarrassing, you have to defend as a midfielder and Donny can do that too.
Donny had a really positive meeting with the new coach. They have the same ideas about football and he had a big influence on his decision. Donny played against him when he was at Ajax and he was at Chelsea as a manager so he knows him as a player. Donny believes that he has qualities that can help the team.
According to Donny van de Beek he can learn a lot from him because he was a little bit in one position – a midfield player who scored a lot of goals. He can help him a lot, so Donny thinks he’s in a good place. Van de Beek wants to improve with Everton. There are always things that could be better and the Dutch footballer works on that every day.