Man United keen on signing 23-year-old Netherlands international

Red Devils and Los Blancos target Donny van de Beek admits his future may have been ‘different’ had it not been for the covid crisis but won’t be ‘complaining’ if he remains at Ajax next campaign. Donny was a crucial cog in his club’s remarkable run to the UCL semi-finals in 2019 and carried on his good form last campaign in the Eredivisie.

Ajax CEO Edwin van der Sar confirmed Red Devils and Real Madrid’s interest in the Netherlands international in June, while manager Erik ten Haag also admitted the Jews have a deal with the midfielder to allow him to leave.

La Liga club are believed to have been close to signing van de Beek, however, the financial uncertainty over the covid pandemic forced them to rethink their transfer strategy.

Amid being tipped for a big move away, the 23-year-old midfielder who is a product of Ajax’s distinguished academy stays relaxed about his future and is enjoying his time at the Eredivisie giants. ‘It is very messy, in any case, a very messy period in terms of transfers,’ the Dutch midfielder said.

‘Nothing is certain yet. I am still a player of Ajax and I am still proud to be there. If there had not been the coronavirus, it might have been different now.’

‘There is no clarity now and we have to wait and see how it turns out. I’m still here and after all these years I still have a lot of fun. If I also play at Ajax next season, I still have a lot of fun. You won’t hear me complaining.’