Transfer to Everton on the Van de Beek Tour: Brands and Benítez Disagree

Marcel Brands still wants to bring Donny van de Beek to Everton, but manager Rafael Benítez seems a lot less enthusiastic. According to The Athletic, the Spaniard differed considerably with the Dutch director of football last summer.
The Toffees were long in the race to take over Van de Beek, but Manchester United did not let the 24-year-old midfielder go in the end. The perspective of the former Ajacied hasn‘t improved on Old Trafford in the meantime, making Brands see his chance clean in January. He wants to give his compatriot at Everton the chance to play in the Dutch team again. Whether it comes to this is just the question.
Benítez was already opposed to Van de Beek’
s arrival in the summer and it is questionable whether he has revised his opinion. The Spaniard believes that in his physically strong midfield there is no place for the nineteentimes Orange international.
According to The Athletic, Benítez has a big finger in the porridge on the transfer area. The transfers from Andros Townsend, José Salomón Rondón and Demarai Gray all came out of his way. Brands should fight to stay relevant, it sounds.