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OFFICIAL: Donny Van de Beek joins Man Utd

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OFFICIAL: Donny Van de Beek joins Man Utd

Paul Singh by Paul Singh @besoccer_com - 0 +26k

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek on a five year deal with the option to extend it for another season.

The 23 year-old Ajax midfielder Donny Van de Beek has signed for Manchester United, the two clubs have confirmed. 

The Premier League side have signed van de Beek on a five year contract with the possibility of extending it for one more year. They have paid Ajax 39 million euros plus possibly another five million through variables. 

The 23 year-old made his first team debut for the Dutch side five years ago and was key to Ajax reaching the Champions League semi-finals in 2018/19. The Dutchman is very excited about the opportunity to play in the Premier League. "I cannot begin to explain how incredible an opportunity it is to join a club with such an amazing history," he told United's website. He also had kind words for his former club. "I would like to thank everyone at Ajax. I grew up there and I will always have a special bond with the club."

“Everyone has told me how amazing the Old Trafford atmosphere is and I am looking forward to experiencing that, once it is safe for the fans to return. 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," the midfielder concluded. 

Man United manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer also expressed his delight at signing Van de Beek and said he was more than good enough to be a success at the club. "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’s performances in the Eredivisie and in Europe have been excellent over the last few years and we are all looking forward to working with him," he said. 

Ajax also said goodbye to their young star on social media with the message "You will always be one of us. Good luck with your new dream." 

Van de Beek made 175 appearances for Ajax and scored 41 goals as well as getting 31 assists. He could make his debut in Man Utd's first Premier League game of the season which is at home to Crystal Palace on 19th September.

 

 

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