Ajax legend Sjaak Swart believes that Donny van de Beek is making the ‘proper alternative’ by becoming a member of Manchester United slightly than Arsenal or any of the opposite golf equipment that had been concerned with him.
United are closing in on making Van de Beek their first signing of the summer time for £40.1million after the Dutch playmaker handed a medical on Monday and agreed private phrases.
Van de Beek is presently away on worldwide responsibility with the Netherlands however solely the paperwork must be signed to finish the transfer.
United are long-term admirers of the 23-year-old and have been monitoring him since January however accelerated their curiosity on the weekend, with talks to signal Jadon Sancho persevering with to stagnate and a transfer to signal Jack Grealish trying set to be very costly.
Van de Beek has emerged as certainly one of Europe’s greatest attacking midfielders during the last two seasons and rose to prominence together with his performances in Ajax’s outstanding run to the Champions League semi-finals in 2019.
Regardless of being closely and repeatedly linked with the likes of Actual Madrid, Juventus, Barcelona and Arsenal it’s United who’ve stolen forward to signal him for what some see as a surprisingly low price.
Swart – who works for the company which represents Van de Beek, Gamers United Administration – has revealed that the opposite golf equipment who had been within the participant could not afford him because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Manchester United is actually the best alternative,” he advised Ajax Showtime.
“There have been extra golf equipment with curiosity, akin to Actual Madrid, FC Barcelona, Juventus and Arsenal. There have been six in complete, however it all got here to an finish due to the coronavirus.
“It was already a daily matter in March that he would go to Madrid, however due to the virus, all of that has been postponed.
“Golf equipment haven’t any revenue, they usually couldn’t promote gamers. Finally, Manchester United pushed by way of, and that’s, in fact, a really good membership. It was a championship profitable membership they usually now need to construct that means once more.”
Swart was then additional pressed on Arsenal’s curiosity within the participant. He added: “Sure, they actually needed him.
“However they only couldn’t get the cash for a switch. Even the largest golf equipment wrestle. Arsenal is a superb membership, however Manchester United will definitely be an fascinating journey.”