Man United sign Dutch midfielder Van de Beek

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1. DONNY VAN DE BEEK DURING TRAINING WITH NETHERLANDS

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (FILE - APRIL 29, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

2. VAN DE BEEK IN RONDO DRILL DURING AJAX TRAINING

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (FILE - APRIL 9, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

3. VAN DE BEEK PASSING BALL DURING RONDO DRILL

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (FILE - OCTOBER 22, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

4. VARIOUS OF VAN DE BEEK AT TRAINING SESSION

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (FILE - NOVEMBER 4, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

5. VAN DE BEEK JOGGING

6. VARIOUS OF VAN DE BEEK

STORY: Manchester United have signed Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek from Ajax Amsterdam on a five-year contract, the Premier League club said on Wednesday (September 2).

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed but British media reported that United paid an initial fee of 35 million pounds ($47 million) for the 23-year-old.

Having joined Ajax at the age of 11, Van de Beek scored 41 goals and provided 34 assists in 175 appearances in all competitions and helped them win the Dutch league title in 2018-19.

United have also been linked with Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho but the German club have ruled out the possibility of the 20-year-old England international leaving.

United finished third in the Premier League last season to secure Champions League qualification.

The Premier League season kicks off on Sept. 12 but United, who played in the Europa League semi-finals last month, begin their campaign against Crystal Palace at home on Sept. 19.

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