Man Utd sign Donny van de Beek from Ajax in £38million transfer

Manchester United have completed the signing of Donny van de Beek from Ajax.

Daily Star Sport understands the deal is worth an initial £34m with a further £4m in add-ons.

It's a bit of a coup for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Real Madrid were after the midfielder only a year ago.

The La Liga giants were forced to step down their chase of the 23-year-old after being hit particularly hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Van de Beek has shone over the past two seasons for Ajax, playing well in the club's impressive Champions League run in the 2018/19 campaign.

The midfielder has continued to post solid numbers since, scoring 14 and producing seven assists in 34 appearances last term.

It remains to be seen where Van de Beek will slot in at United alongside Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes, but Solskjaer can certainly benefit from having him in the team.

Van de Beek's agent has revealed too that Arsenal were among the teams battling United for the player's signature this year.

“Manchester United is certainly the right choice,” Sjaak Swart told Ajax Showtime.

“There were more clubs with interest, such as Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Juventus and Arsenal. There were six in total, but it all came to an end because of the coronavirus.”

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On Arsenal’s interest, he added: “Yes, they really wanted him.

“But they just couldn’t get the money for a transfer. Even the biggest clubs struggle.

“Arsenal is a great club, but Manchester United will certainly be an interesting adventure.”

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