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Everton have signed Donny van de Beek on loan from Manchester United. 

The 24-year old is Frank Lampard's first signing as Everton manager, with the Toffees' new boss beating competition from Crystal Palace for his signature.

Van de Beek joined Manchester United from Ajax in 2020 for a reported £35million (€41m) deal, but his career has failed to kick on at Old Trafford.

More often than not, he's had to content himself with a spot on the United bench, with the Everton loan a chance to prove himself all over again.

The theme of redemption at Everton will continue with the arrival of Dele Alli. Tottenham will only receive their first instalment of £10million (€12m) if the England midfielder makes 20 appearances for Lampard's side.

“Now I can say I am an Everton player, I am really happy and can’t wait to help the team,” Van de Beek told evertontv.

“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.

“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."

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