Donny van de Beek has been left out of Ajax’s squad as his exit appears likely.
Manchester United fans have been desperate for a transfer to be announced from weeks now, especially after the prolonged debacle that was the Jadon Sancho saga.
In recent days, Ajax’s Donny van de Beek emerged on to the club’s radar, which was also the case for several top European names.
However, exciting developments on Saturday prompted a flurry of activity about the player’s future.
Van de Beek was left out Ajax’s squad during their club-friendly against Eintracht Frankfurt.
When quizzed about the midfielder’s omission, Ajax manager Erik ten Hag provided the following explanation (via Ziggo Sport): “There have been some developments that made us decide us to keep him out of today’s squad. We will see what happens. We’ll make an announcement as soon as there’s some clarity.”
The “developments” in question could come from two prominent clubs for the 23-year-old who has largely been linked with Manchester United and Barcelona so far.
However, a separate quote from journalist Gerard Romero goes on to suggest that van de Beek is not a target for the Camp Nou outfit. This would certainly give a big boost to United fans who are hopeful. In that regard, another reliable source on Barcelona has also indicated that Old Trafford is indeed the player’s destination.
Oriol Domenech says Van de Beek off to Manchester United. He’s very reliable for Barcelona matters, all I know. https://t.co/HHO2px7h2v
— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) August 29, 2020
Various reports have pegged the Dutchman, who is a product of Ajax’s famed youth academy, to be worth around £49 million.
The player would be a good fit at Old Trafford and could prove to be exceptionally valuable for Ole Gunnar Solskjær and company by virtue of his playmaking skills. On top of that, he is also a prolific goalscorer and that could all add up to give Bruno Fernandes much-needed competition and act as a back-up.