Man United handed boost to land 22-year-old Dutch playmaker

Donny van de Beek has admitted that he is open to new challenges away from Ajax in the future amid speculation he is keen on joining Manchester United.

The youngster had an outstanding campaign for the Eredivisie champions, helping the side to their first domestic double in 17 years, and is one of many players being linked with big-money moves away from the club.

Frenkie de Jong has already completed a €75 million (£67m) move to Nou Camp and Barcelona are also battling it out with Manchester United and Juventus for Ajax skipper Matthijs de Ligt.

While there are rumours that Donny Van de Beek has his eye on a move to either the Red Devils or Tottenham, the Netherlands international insists he’s ‘happy’ at Ajax.

However, he has hinted that he could be set to leave the Dutch giants if the right opportunity arises in the coming months. ‘My situation is I have a contract with Ajax and I am really happy,’ he said after the Netherlands’ 1-0 loss to Portugal in the Nations League final. ‘You never know what is going to happen in the future, but I can say nothing about that.’

Ajax are reluctant to sell all the key parts in the one transfer window and will try to retain services of Donny van de Beek, David Neres and Hakim Ziyech, who are linked with moves to the European giants.

It will be tough for the Dutch giants to secure the services of their rising stars with Frenkie de Jong already signing for the La Liga champions Barcelona.