Everton player, Vitaliy Mykolenko has revealed that his team-mate, on-loan Manchester United star, Donny van de Beek has offered to house refugees from Ukraine.
The Ukrainian left-back was given time to go off footballing matters after Russia’s invasion of his country
And he has now revealed to UA Tribuna that van de Beek, said he would pay to rent a house for those displaced by the conflict.
He said: ‘Everyone came up and asked how my family was, my friends. On the second day the head coach came up and said: ‘if you need a rest…if you need time, take your time.
‘I am grateful to the club for its support from all sides. The administrator in charge of the equipment said: ‘I know what your situation is. I understand how difficult it is for you. Come to us for dinner, let’s talk.
‘A physiotherapist came up and said: ‘I have a room, a bed for two people. Those who have nowhere to live, we are ready to shelter them.’ I am pleasantly shocked. Honestly I’m shocked.
‘Donny van de Beek, a world-class player, approaches me and says, ‘I want to rent a house for people, whether in the Netherlands or in Poland. We will take them from the border, settle them, pay for it.’ I don’t know how to thank these people.’
Mykolenko, a 22-year-old player who arrived from Dynamo Kyiv on New Year’s Day, was named Everton captain in their FA Cup fifth-round tie against Boreham Wood as a gesture of support by the club.