The Toffees have signed Donny van de Beek on loan until the end of the season.
Everton completed their first signing under Franck Lampard two days after the new coach’s arrival. The Toffees brought Manchester United midfielder, Donny van de Beek, on a loan deal to Goodison Park.
Following a move from Ajax 18 months ago, Van de Beek has struggled to find his feet at Old Trafford. The transfer will most likely provide more playing time for the Dutchman while Everton get much-needed reinforcement in their midfield.
He told Everton’s website: “Now I can say I am an Everton player, I am really happy and can’t wait to help the team.
“I think 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.“
He added: “I had a really positive meeting with the new coach. 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.”
Van de Beek can make his debut in Everton’s FA Cup game against Brentford on Saturday. The Toffees then play return to Premier League action to meet Newcastle in a crucial bottom-of-the-table clash.