Manchester United have finally sealed their first signing of the summer transfer window much to the delight of the Old Trafford faithful, who have been waiting for so long.
The Red Devils officially confirmed the capture of Donny van de Beek, who has signed a 5 year contract with the club. As far as the transfer fee is concerned, reports have indicated that the completed deal is worth £40million (The Mail).
On the other hand, as far as the personal terms are concerned, The Mail claim that the 23-year-old midfielder is going to earn around £107,000-a-week i.e. £27.8million in the next five years. The wages worth 120,000 euros a week were also mentioned by Dutch source De Telegraaf.
So, the Netherlands star is going to earn a little more than star playmaker Bruno Fernandes, who gets £100,000-a-week. However, he will earn way less than club’s highest earning star David De Gea, who gets a mammoth salary of £350,000-a-week (The Sun).
After completing the move, the 9-capped international expressed his delight and stated (MUFC):
“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.”
Van de Beek featured in 175 senior games for Ajax and he has got ample experience in the Champions League. In the last campaign, he directly contributed in 21 goals in all competitions before the season in the Netherlands was called off due to coronavirus outbreak.
Two days back, we published a post explaining that the attacking midfielder could play in the central midfield in Solskjaer’s 4-2-3-1 system because the No.10 attacking midfield role behind the striker is made for Fernandes.
Nevertheless, it is always better to have multiple quality options for a position. Let’s hope that the Dutch star would be able to quickly settle and perform at his best at Old Trafford.