Manchester United have reached an agreement to sign Donny van de Beek from Ajax in a deal worth around £40million, according to reports. The club are said to have been in talks with the player for several weeks over a move which is now set to go ahead. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to bolster his midfield options and the Dutchman already has a wealth of experience at a ripe age of 23.
Van de Beek has been given the green light to leave Ajax this summer after he stayed an additonal year following interest from Real Madrid.
He was a key figure during the club’s sensational run to the Champions League semi-finals in 2018/19, netting in the 1-0 first-leg win at Tottenham.
It wasn’t to be though for Ajax following Lucas Moura’s dramatic last-gasp winner and it appears Tottenham launched a late raid to snatch a deal for Van de Beek.
Now the player is set to join Manchester United, according to The Mirror with an agreement now in place with Ajax over a summer transfer.
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The player has agreed a five-year contract with the club with the option of an additional year if required.
He will now begin talks with United over personal terms but they are not expected to be a problem given his desire to move to the Premier League.
Van de Beek has already told the United hierarchy that he wants to move to Old Trafford.
He is said to have confessed to his friends in Amsterdam that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s desire to bring him to the club was a key factor in his decision.
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