Crystal Palace loan target Van De Beek makes temporary Everton switch – South London News

Crystal Palace target Donny van de Beek has signed for Everton on loan for the rest of the season.

The Eagles tried to sign the Manchester United midfielder.

Van De Beek told Everton TV: “Now I can say I am an Everton player. I am really happy and can’t wait to help the team. It is a great club. There are really good players here and I came because I want to help them go up the table.

“I hope to bring my football qualities, my passing, and, of course, scoring goals. It is a big part of my game to score and give assists and I will try to do that again.

“And it is not only offensive, you have to defend as a midfielder and I can do that as well. I had a really positive meeting with the new coach [Frank Lampard]. We have the same ideas about football and he had a lot of influence on my decision.

“I played against him when I was at Ajax, and he was at Chelsea [as manager], so he knows me as a player. He thinks I have qualities that can help the team.

“I can learn a lot from him because he was a little bit in the same position – a midfield player who scored a lot of goals.

“He can help me a lot, so I think I’m in a good spot. I want to improve with Everton. There are always things that can be better and I work hard every day to do that.”

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