Manchester United announced they have signed Donny van de Beek on their official club website ManUtd.com earlier this evening after finalising the highly-rated midfielder’s move from Ajax for a reported fee of €39m plus €5m in add-ons, as per Sky Sports.
Van de Beek, 23, has signed a five-year deal with the Reds in a move which sees him depart the club he has spent the last 12 years with.
In light of the official announcement, club legend Edwin van der Sar who is now the CEO of Ajax took to his personal social media to send his former club a classy message about their newest signing.
The legendary ex-keeper said “Take care him, Manchester United” and also included a video which shows archived footage of van de Beek from his Ajax youth days.
van de Beek’s transfer from Ajax to United has been faultless with both clubs providing classy touches, including United’s current keeper Dean Henderson’s willingness to allow his new team-mate to take his number 34 shirt in honour of van de Beek’s best friend Appie Nouri.
— Edwin van der Sar (@vdsar1970) September 2, 2020