Donny van de Beek - Top 5 Facts
Learn the top five facts you did not know about the Dutch midfielder, Donny van de Beek.
Recently, Manchester United Football Club made an agreement to sign the Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek for a fee of $53 million (£40 million). Following a long drought of the club not able to buy any players since the transfer window started on 27 July, the Dutch player is going to be the first signing of the club in the summer. United fans, who have long-awaited some important signings ahead of the start of the 2020-21 season, have been a little relieved of the recent transfer developments by the Manchester United board, who have been incompetent lately in the transfer market to make some important signings to be ready for the upcoming season.
Donny van de Beek, who played for Ajax in the Eredivisie, is relatively unknown to the English Premier League fans. Man United fans have seen the impressive Champions league performance of 23-year-old talent with Ajax in recent years and are excited about the depth he will bring to Manchester United's midfield, but how much do they know about him? Below we present the top five facts about Donny van de Beek, so people can get to know more about him.
Donny van de Beek is a Creative Midfielder
Donny van de Beek is the central midfielder, with the role of a creative player with attacking responsibilities. As one of the emerging young talents in Europe in recent years, he is expected to bring quality to Manchester United's attacking midfield which has underperformed under the likes of Scott McTominay and Andreas Pereira. Donny's midfield partnership with Bruno Fernandes, also Nemanja Matic behind them with his recently improved defensive duties, is bound to be the best midfield in the Premier League next season.
Donny van de Beek is the central midfielder, with the role of a creative player with attacking responsibilities.
Source: The Busby Babe
Some pundits are pointing out the probability of the Dutch talent replacing Paul Pogba in the Manchester United Starting XI of next season. Pogba is a talented player, but he disappoints at times and even fails to perform in some big games. Donny will probably have similar duties as Pogba, but if he succeeds to deliver at a regular level, manager Ole will have to sideline the French World Cup Winner. And Pogba's not the type of player to be on the bench, so he will probably move to another club.
Donny van de Beek Was a Key Player in Ajax's Successful Season in 2018-19 Champions League Season
Donny van de Beek was part of Ajax's successful 2018-19 Champions League season. He was an important player of the Ajax team that comprised of young talents like Hakim Ziyech, Matthijs de Ligt, David Neres, and Frenkie de Jong. This incredible team succeeded in reaching the semifinals of the competition, by defeating Real Madrid in the round of 16 and knocking out Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus in the second leg of the quarter-final.
Donny van de Beek was part of Ajax's successful 2018-19 Champions League season.
Donny van de Beek scored a goal against Juventus on 16 April in the second leg, and he also scored against Tottenham Hotspurs in the first leg of the semifinal, the match which they won 1-0. But they were not able to reach the finals, as they lost 2-3 in the second leg.
Donny van de Beek Made His Debut For the Dutch National Team on 14 November 2017
Donny van de Beek international career started on 11 September 2013, when he made his debut for the Netherlands under-17 team against Germany. With the team, he was able to reach the final of the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship after defeating Scotland in the semifinal. They, however, lost to England in the final and ended up as runners-up.
Donny van de Beek international career started on 11 September 2013.
Source: United In Focus
Donny van de Beek made his senior international debut on 14 November 2017, in a friendly match against Romania. He also made appearances in the match against England, which ended with a 3-1 win and the final against Portugal, which resulted in 0-1 loss.
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Donny van de Beek is Dating Arsenal Legend Dennis Bergkamp's Daughter
To talk about Donny van de Beek's love life, he's dating Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp's daughter Estelle Bergkamp. The 23-year-old Donny and the 24-year-old Estelle first encountered in Amsterdam, and since then they have been dating.
Donny van de Beek is dating Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp's daughter Estelle Bergkamp.
Source: Daily Express
The former Dutch international, Dennis Bergkamp, won three Premier League titles during his 11 years of stay at Arsenal. His daughter, Estelle, was born a year after he joined the North London club and is also a Gooner as her dad. We'll see how Donny and Estelle's relationship will go following his upcoming signing with the rival club Manchester United.
A Little About Donny van de Beek's Personal Details
Donny van de Beek was born on 18 April 1997 in Nijkerkerveen, Netherlands. His parents are André and Gerdina van de Beek. His father, Andre, is a supporter of Ajax and took Donny to watch their football match when he was just five years old.
Donny van de Beek was born on 18 April 1997 in Nijkerkerveen, Netherlands.
Donny van de Beek has a younger brother, Rody, who plays for Veensche Boys. Donny also started his playing career as a boy in the local Veensche Boys' academy where his father also once played. He then joined Ajax in August 2014, from where his football journey with the Dutch club started.
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