Ajax chief confirms Man United interest in midfielder


Ajax chief confirms Man United interest in midfielder

Ajax's chief executive Edwin van der Sar has confirmed that Manchester United have genuine interest in signing the highly rated 23-year-old midfielder Donny van de Beek.


However, Ajax are determined not to lower the asking price for the midfielder.


Van de Beek has been linked with Real Madrid apart from United, but a move to Real Madrid seems to be delayed, leaving United with a chance to get the Dutchman before the La Liga giants.


The former Ajax and United goalkeeper confirmed that van de Beek, Andre Onana and Nicolas Tagliafico will all be allowed to leave the club this summer, as long as the prices offered are right.


Whilst speaking to Dutch outlet NOS, van der Sar confirmed that "It's clear that clubs like Real Madrid and United are showing interest in Donny van de Beek."


"Last year, we made verbal agreements with Onana, Tagliafico, van de Beek to stay another season and then we look to help each other and find the next step in their careers." Ed Woodward has reportedly made a £36 million bid for the midfielder, yet Ajax want around £50 million for him.


However, van der Sar has ruled out the possibility of there being a reduction in transfer fees, despite the coronavirus pandemic, confirming that "Nothing has changed. There won't be a 50% discount. The clubs can forget about that."