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Man United Sign Donny Van De Beek For £40m

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Manchester United have announced the signing of Donny van de Beek, a Dutch international, from Ajax in a deal worth £40 million.

Red Devils announced the deal — the club’s first transfer of this summer — on its official website on Wednesday.

The English Premier League giant said that the player has signed a five-year deal with the option of another year.

The club wrote;

Manchester United is delighted to confirm the arrival of Donny van de Beek from Ajax. The Dutch midfielder has signed a five-year contract, with an option to extend for a further year.

According to BBC, the transfer involves payment of a £35 million fee plus an extra £5 million in add-ons.

Speaking to the club’s in-house media, the player who played a pivotal role in Ajax’s run to the semi finals of the UEFA champions league in 2018 stated his readiness to take the next step in his career.

He said;

I cannot begin to explain how incredible an opportunity it is to join a club with such an amazing history. I am now ready to take the next step in my career and perform at the highest level and there is no higher standard than Manchester United.

The midfielder who played a pivotal role in Ajax’s run to the semi finals of the UEFA champions league in 2018 expressed;

This team has some of the best midfielders in the world and I know that I can learn from them and also bring my own strengths to the group. 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.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, manager of Manchester United, praised the signing as a perfect fit for his planned midfield this coming season.

He noted;

His ability to see space, time his movements and read the game will really complement the qualities that we have in midfield and his arrival really strengthens the depth of talent we have in that position.

Donny has all of the technical attributes needed to perform in this team and has the personality required to succeed at Manchester United.

The 23-year-old made his senior debut for Ajax in 2015 and played 175 first-team games, scoring 41 goals. He contributed 10 goals and 11 assists in 37 games last season.

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