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Manchester United plan to pip Real Madrid to Van de Beek signing

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Donny Van de Beek has reportedly agreed a contract with Real Madrid but Manchester United are trying to hijack the move with a last-ditch offer.

Van de Beek is heavily wanted by Europe’s best and it initially appeared Real Madrid secured a move for the Dutchman.

Back in January, reports in Netherlands suggested Los Blancos and Ajax had already agreed a deal for the player with the only the player’s signature left to finalize the deal ahead of the summer.

But as per Marca, United are still planning to hijack the Van de Beek and are plotting to make a last-ditch offer.

As per the report, Real Madrid were supposed to sign the 22-year-old last season but couldn’t do so as the club were unable to sell Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez.

Marca highlights a report from Netherland saying Los Blancos have to denounce their contract with Ajax for United to be able to have a chance at Van de Beek.

The Dutchman has grown as one of the most talented young players and is only lacking the move to a bigger club. Moves similar to the one his former teammate De Ligt took in swooping for Juventus.

Van de Beek has scored 10 goals and provided 11 assists in all competitions this season and has continued his consistency from last season.