Manchester United reaches an agreement with Ajax for Donny van de Beek. The transfer fee agreed is £35.7m (€40m) plus add ons, with personal terms agreed with the Netherlands midfielder on a deal until 2025.
Van de Beek has attracted interest from several of Europe’s leading clubs having excelled for the Dutch side over the past three seasons, with Real Madrid and Barcelona among those to have been linked with the 23-year-old in recent months. United, however, have beaten the Spanish clubs to the player having been in touch with his agents and maintaining strong links to the Eredivisie champions thanks to the former goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, who is Ajax’s chief executive. The transfer should be completed this week.
Van de Beekhas scored 41 goals in 175 appearances for Ajax’s first team having joined the club as an 11-year-old and has previously been tracked by Tottenham.