Paddy Kenny is convinced Donny van de Beek will move away from Manchester United in January, tipping him to join Everton.
Donny van de Beek has become a shell of the player he once was at Ajax. The Dutchman has found it hard to get regular game-time, constantly struggling to feature in any capacity for Manchester United.
While many kept urging Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to select him for games, it fell on deaf ears as the Dutchman cut a sorry figure on the sidelines, often warming the bench. However, following Solskjaer’s departure, there could be a newfound hope for van de Beek to feature regularly.
However, even though the midfielder might be short of confidence, he gave a glimpse into what he could offer during Manchester United’s horrible loss to Watford at the weekend. Van de Beek ironically happened to score the final goal of the Solskjaer era, with his overall performance from the bench catching the eye.
The Dutchman is still heavily tipped to depart Old Trafford in the January window, as several clubs from the Premier League and Spain are lining up a possible move. There was a rumoured transfer to Everton late in the summer, which Manchester United reportedly blocked.
According to Paddy Kenny, van de Beek could be a good signing for Everton in the next window, as he is convinced the Dutchman will leave Manchester United. He told Football Insider that moving to the Merseyside club will allow the Dutchman to get regular game-time, something he has been missing at Old Trafford.
Kenny said, “Well that makes sense, doesn’t it?” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild, before continuing, “Van de Beek hasn’t been getting a game, and he’s a young player who will be wanting to play football.”
“He’s not getting a game. I’m sure he’s desperate to get out of Man United, I would be. He’s a talented boy as well, and clubs will want him. If you have the chance to go to Everton, where you can get first-team football, why not? It sounds like a deal was close so maybe that could be done in January.”
Things could well change for the better for van de Beek following the departure of Solskjaer. However, if the Dutchman continues to warm the benches in the coming weeks, he could well be on his way out of Manchester United, with Everton one of his suitors.