Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek completed the move from Ajax to Man Utd on September 2. Van de Beek signed a five-year contract, until June 2025, with Man Utd, after passing a medical examination in the Netherlands on August 31st.
The 23-year-old midfielder will go to England to join Man Utd after joining the Dutch team in Poland on September 4 and Italy on September 7 in the Nations League. According to Sky Sports, due to the transfer procedure being completed before these two matches, Van de Beek will not have to go through a 14-day self-quarantine process upon arriving in the UK.
Ajax received 40 million euros (about 48 million USD) in Van der Beek transfer fees. Man Utd may pay an additional five million euros (six million dollars) depending on the Dutch midfielder’s performance at Old Trafford.
Van de Beek joined the Ajax academy at the age of 11, entered the first team since 2015, at the age of 18. He emerged as he shone in the 2018-2019 season, with Ajax won a double domestic title and coming in. Champions League semi-finals. Through 175 matches for Ajax, he scored 41 goals. Van de Beek also played 10 matches for the Dutch team.
Van de Beek’s talent at Ajax
As the central midfielder, Van de Beek possesses comprehensive manual skills but often penetrates the penalty area and scores. Real Madrid had put him in the sights last summer and intended to recruit this summer, but Van de Beek decided to choose Man Utd as a new stop. With a height of 1m84 and a good physique, he is expected to help “Red Devils” strengthen the steel in the middle line.
Van de Beek will wear number 34 in a Man Utd shirt
After adding Van de Beek – the first rookie in the transfer window this summer, according to the British press, Man Utd will try to buy at least two more players. They still aim Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho for a hitting position, and at the same time look for a good center-back, with Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano, or Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly.