Everton FC bring in two midfielders on transfer deadline day
It has been an eventful end to the winter transfer period for Everton F.C. Following the hiring of Frank Lampard to be the new manager Everton has now gone out and signed two midfielders to help in their relegation battle.
Lampard has wasted no time improving the Everton squad as Fabrizio Romano reported that the Toffees have signed Donny van de Beek on loan from Manchester United and Dele Alli is undergoing a medical before a permanent move from Tottenham.
Van de Beek moves to Everton on a loan deal that does not contain a buy clause because Manchester United still have plans for him next season. Alli will be moving on a free transfer that will have Everton paying nearly $13.5 million after Alli plays 20 games for the Liverpool-based club. The contract will keep Alli in Everton until June 2024.
The additions of van de Beek and Alli will be very important for Everton for the remainder of the season. The pair will strengthen a midfield that has been inconsistent throughout the 2021-22 Premier League season. Everton has been one of the biggest disappointments this season sitting in 16th place only four points out of the relegation zone after 20 matches. This comes after they finished 10th in the 2020-21 English Premier League.
In 14 appearances for the Red Devils this season across all competitions van de Beek has only one goal to his name. The Dutchman has had a very limited role for United since signing from Ajax in 2020. This loan to Everton will finally give the 24-year-old the playing time he deserves.
Alli has had just as much success for Spurs this season with two goals in 18 matches for the North London team. The last two seasons have not been great for Alli as he has only played in 25 Premier League matches. The move to Everton will end a seven-year tenure at Tottenham for the former England international.
The moves for the Toffees come during a transfer period that saw relegation rivals Burnley, Norwich, and Newcastle improve their squads in preparation for a race down the stretch to get out of the bottom three.
The first chance these two have to see the pitch as a Toffee is February 8 when Everton travel to take on relegation rivals Newcastle at Saint James’ Park.
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