Donny van de Beek was injured during Everton’s warm-up ahead of their Premier League draw against West Ham.
The Dutchman, on loan from Manchester United, has had little to no luck since joining from Ajax, and it looks like his fortunes have taken a turn for the worse.
His manager, Frank Lampard, opted to bring in defender Mason Holgate in his place and was used in midfield.
But for Van de Beek it’s another unfortunate moment in what has been a miserable time in England so far.
Since signing for the Red Devils in September 2020 for £40million, the former Ajax star has struggled to adapt.
For a midfielder with an eye for goal, two strikes in 50 games in all competitions for the 20-time league champions epitomized the struggles he faced.
And in a bid to give him some much-needed confidence, the 24-year-old has been sent out on loan to Goodison Park.
But, unfortunately for him, van de Beek was unable to show his talents, and in the six league games he played, he only won once and lost the rest.
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Louis van Gaal, who fired him from the Netherlands squad due to a lack of playing time in October 2021, and unless he gets regular games – and good performances – he could soon find it difficult to participate in the World Cup.
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