English Premier League side, Manchester United have confirmed the signing of midfielder, Donny Van de Beek from Ajax.
The 23-year-old is understood to have cost an initial €39m (£34.7m), with a possible €5m to follow in add-ons.
Spanish champions, Real Madrid was rumoured to have shown interest in the Netherland international, who scored 41 goals in 175 appearances for Ajax after coming through their academy.
Van de Beek, becomes United’s first signing of the summer, and is set to link up with Bruno Fernandes in central midfield of the Ole Gunnar Solskjær-led team.
He has also played 10 times for the Netherlands
After signing the deal, Van de Beek said, “I cannot begin to explain how incredible an opportunity it is to join a club with such an amazing history. I would like to thank everyone at Ajax, I grew up there and I will always have a special bond with the club.
“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.”