Donny van de Beek is in Manchester and he has been at Carrington today.
The Dutchman flew in after the Netherland’s UEFA Nations League games, and is now settling in at Manchester United.
The club posted a picture of Van de Beek in United training gear for the first time, with new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Solskjaer has known about Van de Beek a long time. The midfielder scored his first ever Ajax goal against Solskjaer’s Molde in the Europa League back in 2015.
United paid £39 million to sign Van de Beek, with the Dutchman signing a five-year deal, Sky Sports reported.
Van de Beek is United’s first signing of the summer, and currently the only addition.
United’s season begins in just over a week, against Crystal Palace on September 19.
Donny van de Beek: Player profile
- Champions League semi-finalist
Van de Beek played a key role in Ajax’s run to the Champions League semi-final in 2019, scoring in the tie. He has five career goals in the competition so far.
- Goalscoring midfielder
Across the past three seasons combined, Van de Beek has scored 40 goals from midfield for Ajax. 10 came this season, along with a further 11 assists.
- More than just a number 10
Van de Beek would not just be a back-up for Bruno Fernandes. He can play deeper in midfield and alternate with Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay and Fred.
- He’s a winner
Van de Beek won the Dutch league and club double with Ajax in 2018/19. This is vital experience for a player who is just 23, to pick up.
- International star
Van de Beek is already a regular for the Netherlands and is likely to feature at Euro 2021. Last year his reputation rose to the point he was voted 28th best player in the world in the Ballon d’Or award.
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