Marcus Rashford appears to have given his seal of approval as Manchester United close in on the signing of Ajax midfielder Donny van de Be...
Marcus Rashford appears to have given his seal of approval as Manchester United close in on the signing of Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek.
Standard Sport understands the 23-year-old is close to becoming Ole Gunnar Solskajer’s first signing of the summer after talks progressed significantly over the weekend.
The Manchester club initially considered making a move for the midfielder in January and have kept tabs on his situation since, particularly aware of his prevalent links to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
The midfielder now appears to be heading to the Premier League, however, for a fee believed to be in the region of £40million.
And with talks seemingly progressing well, Marcus Rashford showed his delight by liking a tweet by Fabrizio Romano, of which he reported that United are confident of completing a move for the Ajax man next week.
Van de Beek has proven his quality both domestically and in Europe, winning three trophies with Ajax, scoring 41 goals and providing 34 assists in 175 games for the club.
The Dutchman was also a star performer as Ajax reached the Champions League semi-final in 2019, scoring three goals on the way, including in their first-leg victory over Tottenham.
United signed Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes in January, who subsequently gave the club an astronomical lift as they sealed Champions League football with a top-four finish.
And with another impressive acquisition potentially to follow, it’s not surprising Rashford has been left impressed.