Donny van de Beek Close to United Move
Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Ajax and Netherlander 23-year-old midfielder Donny van de Beek after the two clubs agreed on a fee in the region of £40m. Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a huge admirer of the Netherlands international, 23, and has had him watched on a number of occasions.
It is understood Manchester United have now firmed up their interest with a medical and personal term still to be concluded. The transfer is expected to be finalised within days. Van de Beek is set to sign a five-year deal, which should allow him to be available for United’s opening game of the 2020-21 season, against Crystal Palace on 19 September.
Manchester United took interest in the guy after he said he will like to play in the English Premier League, he will become Solskjaer’s first close-season signing after a much-publicised move for Borussia Dortmund’s England winger Jadon Sancho stalled over the size of the fee. Van de Beek was part of the outstanding Ajax side that got to the Champions League semi-finals in 2019. He was left out of Ajax’s friendlies with German pair Eintracht Frankfurt and Union Berlin over the weekend.