Virgil van Dijk claims he didn’t attempt to persuade Donny van de Beek to reject Manchester United forward of his impending departure from Ajax.
The 23-year-old is ready to turn out to be United’s first main signing of the summer time pending an settlement on private phrases and a medical.
Van de Beek was absent from Ajax’s pleasant squad on Saturday attributable to developments over his future however was included within the Dutch nationwide workforce forward of their Nation League fixtures towards Poland and Italy.
The Liverpool defender was requested whether or not he tried to persuade Van de Beek to choose towards a transfer to his membership’s fierce rivals and likewise backed his worldwide teammate to be a hit within the Premier League.
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“Did I attempt to change his thoughts [about joining United]? No,” he mentioned throughout Netherlands’ press convention. “If it occurs – and it seems prefer it – then I give him that wholeheartedly.
“Nice for him, nice for Dutch soccer, for the Dutch nationwide workforce and one other nice membership for an Oranje participant. The identical goes for Nathan Aké who has gone to Manchester Metropolis.”
Interim Netherlands coach Dwight Lodeweges was additionally questioned whether or not Van de Beek’s impending switch impacted his choice resolution.
Lodeweges had no downside deciding on his star midfielder as he believes the switch is nearing completion.
He mentioned: “No, I feel it’s nearly completed. I feel there may be nonetheless an inspection connected to it. It is going to happen. I’m actually not going to ship Donny residence, as a result of he would like to be right here himself. That can also be vital.”