The Red Devils has finally signed Ajax mildfielder for £35m plus £5m add-ons on a five-year contract after a prolonged negotiation. Van de Beek, 23, played 175 first-team games for Ajax, scoring 41 goals and helping them make a surprise run to the 2018-19 Champions League semi-finals. He is the Premier League club’s first summer signing. “Having spoken to the manager about his vision for this team, the direction that the club is going in is hugely exciting and I cannot wait to be a part of that.”
According to United’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, “Donny has all of the technical attributes needed to perform in this team and has the personality required to succeed at Manchester United. United confirmed Van de Beek will wear the number 34 shirt in tribute to his former Ajax team-mate Abdelhak Nouri, who suffered brain damage after a heart attack during a pre-season friendly game in 2017. Jadon Sancho is also a target for Solskjaer but a deal has stalled over the size of the fee.
Source: BBC Sport