Ajax prodigy Dillon Hoogewerf has confirmed he’s completed a move to Manchester United.
The attacker has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford, and Ajax confirmed in May that the wonderkid was set to leave the Amsterdam side.
The 16-year-old ace is considered one of the star performers in Ajax’s academy and his displays last campaign for the U17s, where he netted ten goals and laid on six assists, caught Manchester United’s eye. And the youngster confirmed on his Instagram page today that he had completed his move to the 20-times English champions.
The video starts with Dillon Hoogewerf in an Ajax shirt and ends with him wearing a Manchester United kit with Red Devils anthem ‘Take Me Home United Road’ being played in the background.
The Red Devils are understood to pay an undisclosed compensation fee for the striker which the Eredivisie giants are due for having developed the teenager in their academy.
The teenager becomes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing as Manchester United manager, though he’s understood to start in the Red Devils’ reserves before making the step-up to the first team.
The Premier League giants have plundered the Dutch market in recent transfer windows by signing the likes of Tahith Chong, Millen Baars and Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
It’s part of Manchester United’s plan to sign top talents before they reach the first-team level so to avoid chases of the likes of Matthijs de Ligt, who the club want to sign for around £80 million this summer.