Soccer-Man United sign Ajax midfielder Van de Beek on five-year deal

Sept 2- Manchester United have signed midfielder Donny van de Beek from Ajax Amsterdam with the Dutch international signing a five-year contract, the Premier League club said on Wednesday. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed but British media reported that United paid an initial fee of 35 million pounds to sign the 23- year-old.

Sept 2 (Reuters) – Manchester United have signed midfielder Donny van de Beek from Ajax Amsterdam with the Dutch international signing a five-year contract, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed but British media reported that United paid an initial fee of 35 million pounds ($46.60 million) to sign the 23-year-old.

“I cannot begin to explain how incredible an opportunity it is to join a club with such an amazing history,” Van de Beek said in a statement https://www.manutd.com/en/news/detail/manchester-united-officially-announces-donny-van-de-beek-signing.

“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.”

Having joined the Dutch club at the age of 11, Van de Beek scored 41 goals and provided 34 assists in 175 appearances in all competitions for Ajax and won the league title in the 2018-19 season.

($1 = 0.7510 pounds) (Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Chennai Editing by Toby Davis)

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