By Alan Hutton

9th Oct, 2021 | 5:00pm

Van de Beek 'to jump' at joining Everton in January after director reveal - pundit

Alan Hutton has suggested Donny van de Beek would jump at the chance to join Everton and could be part of a dynamic midfield trio.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Tottenham defender suggested Goodison Park could be the perfect place for the 24-year-old to get his career back on track.

Speaking to Dutch broadcaster NOS, as quoted by Sky Sports, Everton’s sporting director Marcel Brands confirmed the club were interested in signing the midfielder this summer.

However, he revealed United pulled the plug on a possible loan late in the window.

Brands refused to rule out making a fresh move in January.

The Toffees chief admitted it is “a pity” the former Ajax star is not featuring more.

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Hutton suggested Van de Beek would be “desperate” to get playing regularly once again.

He suggested the Toffees would be a “great club” for him to join.

Asked if the midfielder would jump at a move to Everton, Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “Yeah. It’s a great club under a great manager.

“It just shows you with the signings he has brought in. The likes of Gray and Townsend, they’ve really hit the ground running.

“They’re going places this season. They are missing a few players but if they were to bring in Donny van de Beek, we know how good he is.

“We’ve seen him at Ajax. Yes, it has not quite clicked at Manchester United at the moment. I think he’s a guy that he needs to play football. He needs to play all the time so we can see the best of him.

“It’s no use him playing one week and then we see him a month later. That’s not good to anybody.

“He’ll be desperate to play football, he’ll be desperate to be in the international team as well. I think Everton could be a good move.

“They’ve got a strong team, a strong spine at the club. If he was to play in front of Allan or Doucoure, the players in that midfield, that could be a real threat moving forward.”

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