Frenkie de Jong has revealed how he spoke to former Ajax teammate Donny van de Beek ahead of his move to Manchester United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to make Ajax star Van de Beek his first signing of the transfer window.
The Dutch international has passed his United medical in the Netherlands.
The prospective deal will be in the region of €39m, plus another €5m in add-ons. It “is expected to be completed in the next few days while the player is on international duty”, reports Sky Sports.
Van de Beek helped Ajax retained their Eredivisie title last season with 10 goals and 11 assists across all competitions. His form has caught the attention of several of Europe’s big guns. However, it is United who have won the race.
With the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Tottenham also making enquiries, Van de Beek clearly had a decision to make.
However, the 23-year-old wasted no time in consulting with his best friend in the game, Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong.
De Jong himself made the move from Ajax last summer to the Nou Camp. And his Holland teammate said he had no doubts Van de Beek was making the right move.
“I spoke to Donny [Van de Beek] about his transfer,” admitted De Jong. “This is a beautiful transfer and we are all very happy for him.
“Did he ask me for advice? No, no, he can think by himself.”