Reporter: 22-year-old Ajax star open to Man United move

Dutch football expert Marcel Van der Kraan claims Ajax star Donny van de Beek wants Manchester United move this summer

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Donny van de Beek wants to swap Ajax for Manchester United this summer, according to Dutch football expert Marcel Van der Kraan.

The Ajax midfielder impressed as the Dutch side reached the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 1995 in the 2018-19 campaign.

The Eredivisie champions secured famous victories over Juventus and Real Madrid on the road to show a fearlessness that won Ajax many admirers this term.

Van de Beek, 22, was part of the Ajax team that eventually lost to Tottenham Hotspur on away goals in the semi-final to end their magnificent European run.

However, Ajax still managed to get their hands on the Eredivisie title after the Dutch club finished three points ahead of PSV Eindhoven.

Van de Beek ended the 2018-19 season with 16 goals and 12 assists in 49 games in all competitions to prove something of a goal threat from midfield.

Dutch reporter Van der Kraan told talkSPORT that Van de Beek is interested in a switch to Manchester United this summer.

“Donny van de Beek has his eyes set on the Premier League,” Van der Kraan said.

“I think he’s a proper Premier League player – he’s got a big tank, he’s got the education from Ajax, he can play in more positions in midfield.

“I think he’s got his eyes set on a club like Man United or Tottenham Hotspur.

“I’ve been talking to his agent, and he said if that would materialise it would be something right up his street.”

Manchester United have been linked with a host of top names ahead of the 2019 summer transfer window following a disappointing Premier League campaign.

The Red Devils finished in sixth spot behind Chelsea FC, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal to miss out on a place in the Champions League next term.

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