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Donny van de Beek

Donny van de Beek

Donny van de Beek

Manchester United have completed the signing of Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men have made the 23-year-old their first signing of the summer in a E39million deal that could rise to E44m.

Van de Beek played an important role in Ajax's thrilling run to last year's Champions League semi-finals and has signed a five-year deal at Old Trafford with the option of a further season.

"I cannot begin to explain how incredible an opportunity it is to join a club with such an amazing history," Van de Beek said. "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."