Donny van de Beek signs five-year deal with Manchester United

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Manchester United have finally completed some transfer business this summer with the capture of Donny van de Beek.

The 23-year-old has joined in a £40million transfer from Dutch giants Ajax.

Van de Beek has signed a five-year contract, with an option to extend for a further year, believed to be worth around £107,000-a-week before bonuses.

He becomes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing of the summer and could now form part of an exciting midfield trio alongside Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.

After completing his move, Van de Beek said: “I cannot begin to explain how incredible an opportunity it is to join a club with such an amazing history.https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/ads?client=ca-pub-1220784161199635&output=html&h=280&slotname=7046753112&adk=3488536155&adf=70639872&w=571&fwrn=4&fwrnh=100&lmt=1599074220&rafmt=1&psa=1&guci=2.2.0.0.2.2.0.0&format=571×280&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.graphic.com.gh%2Fsports%2Ffootball%2Fdonny-van-de-beek-signs-five-year-deal-with-manchester-united.html&flash=0&fwr=0&rpe=1&resp_fmts=3&wgl=1&adsid=ChEI8IW9-gUQlfKl1K_yoZfqARIvAB6otkkxUSgInnu3i9K5lz2FZv3Q3f_S–zYaS551w63_bRm7se91YaTpJNk4Uk&dt=1599074107488&bpp=6&bdt=1679&idt=309&shv=r20200826&cbv=r20190131&ptt=9&saldr=aa&abxe=1&cookie=ID%3De94596ff33b99278%3AT%3D1587402068%3AS%3DALNI_MZZ-HfuWHnQPvTguW-zAjC1DbZ3gA&prev_fmts=169×600%2C169x600&correlator=5214333925178&frm=20&pv=1&ga_vid=313066329.1587402064&ga_sid=1599074108&ga_hid=439714916&ga_fc=0&icsg=2340756974240&dssz=35&mdo=0&mso=0&u_tz=0&u_his=5&u_java=0&u_h=768&u_w=1366&u_ah=728&u_aw=1366&u_cd=24&u_nplug=0&u_nmime=0&adx=297&ady=1162&biw=1349&bih=654&scr_x=0&scr_y=0&eid=21066533&oid=3&pvsid=2418936900909956&pem=18&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.graphic.com.gh%2F&rx=0&eae=0&fc=640&brdim=-8%2C-8%2C-8%2C-8%2C1366%2C0%2C1382%2C744%2C1366%2C654&vis=1&rsz=%7C%7CpoeEbr%7C&abl=CS&pfx=0&fu=8320&bc=29&jar=2020-09-02-18&ifi=3&uci=a!3&btvi=2&xpc=UkyPxnXedu&p=https%3A//www.graphic.com.gh&dtd=346

“I would like to thank everyone at Ajax. I grew up there and I will always have a special bond with the club.

“I am now ready to take the next step in my career and perform at the highest level and there is no higher standard than Manchester United. 

“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.

“This team has some of the best midfielders in the world and I know that I can learn from them and also bring my own strengths to the group.

“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.”

“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.” 

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