Man Utd agree £40m fee to sign Van de Beek from Ajax

The Red Devils are closing in on a deal to add the Dutch midfielder to their squad on a reported five-year contract

Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Ajas midfielder Donny van de Beek after reaching an agreement over a fee with the Dutch giants.

It is understood the deal is worth around £40 million ($53m) and the 23-year-old is close to becoming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing of the summer transfer window once personal terms and a medical are completed.

United have been monitoring the Netherlands international for a while as they look to strengthen their midfield options and firmed up their interest when it became clear that Van de Beek was keen on a move to Old Trafford.

Ajax boss Erik ten Hag fuelled speculation Van de Beek was on his way out of the club when asked for a transfer update ahead of a friendly clash with Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

“There have been some developments that made us decide us to keep him out of today’s squad,” Ten Hag

“We will see what happens. We’ll make an announcement as soon as there’s some clarity.”

Adekanla A. Richard

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