Report: Manchester United to sign Van de Beek for €40M

30.8.2020 21:32

Ajax accepted Manchester United's offer of €40 million plus add-ons for midfielder Donny van de Beek on Sunday, according to The Guardian's Ed Aarons and Fabrizio Romano.

It's understood the Dutch international had already agreed to personal terms on a contract through 2025 with the Red Devils. United are expected to confirm his arrival next week.

The 23-year-old reportedly attracted interest from several leading clubs in Europe, but United's talks with Van de Beek's representatives and close ties to Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar - a former United goalkeeper - apparently helped push through a deal.

Van de Beek, who scored 41 goals in 175 appearances for Ajax, addressed speculation of reported interest from United and Real Madrid in January, saying he would not leave Ajax until this summer at the earliest.

United persisted in their pursuit of Van de Beek, who was participating in Ajax's preseason preparations but was not in the squad for Saturday's friendly with Eintracht Frankfurt. Manager Erik ten Hag cited developments in Van de Beek's future as the reason for his omission.

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