The Serie A side seemed thrilled at bringing in the young defender to provide cover for the departure of Kostas Manolas, but it appears Luciano Spalletti has already had to make a sacrifice when it comes to the Red Devils loanee.
Gazzetta dello Sport report that Tuanzebe has missed out on Napoli’s Europa League squad, being left out by his manager.
That will come as a blow to Manchester United and the player, who will have wanted to play as much as possible, and the newspaper explain the reason this happened is ‘purely technical’, meaning it was Spalletti’s choice.
Why isn’t really explained other than he might have felt there was enough cover in defence, but Napoli ‘logically left the choice’ to their manager, and while the belief the cut would be between Kevin Malcuit and Adam Ounas, it was ultimately Tuanzebe who was sacrificed.
Van de Beek sends message Everton transfer
Manchester United loanee, Donny van de Beek, has stated on Instagram that it was a ‘great second session’ for him at Everton training on Wednesday.
The Dutch midfielder thanked those at Everton for ‘making me feel so welcome’ following his deadline day move to Merseyside.
Van de Beek may have struggled for minutes at Manchester United, but it’s set to be a different story for him at Goodison Park.
With Frank Lampard at the helm, he is hoping to change the mood around Finch Farm after the morale-sapping Rafa Benitez reign.
Players like Van de Beek are the ones tasked to lift the mood at the club and he sent this message after training yesterday.
“Great second session as a blue,” said Van de Beek. “Thank you for making me feel so welcome.”
Given the lack of game time Van de Beek got at Manchester United, it’s going to be interesting to see how he now fares.
It’s hard to really gauge him as a player because he wasn’t selected enough on a consistent basis.
If Van de Beek does shine under Lampard, then it would be a win-win situation for all involved.
From helping Everton push forward, help Lampard get off to a great start, maintain or increase his value if you’re Man United and then increase his chances of playing for his parent club in the long run.