Manchester United have completed move for Van de Beek and the Dutch man has reportedly picked the number 34 shirt, but why has Beek chosen to be handed this number?
The Red Devils get set to have a super talent star along side Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba in the center of their pitch after pleasant performances with Ajax caused United to swing into action in materializing his deal.
In choosing a shirt number, de Beek surprisingly went for the number 34 among all the available numbers as he disclosed this is to pay tribute to Ajax player who collapsed on the pitch.
Abdelhak Nouri is an Ajax player who had collapsed on the pitch last 3-years and reportedly suffered a cardiac arrhythmia during a pre-season game.
Although he was revived on the pitch and rushed to the hospital, the 23-year-old suffered brain damage and had been in comma for 2.9 years as he just recently regain consciousness.
The Dutch man wore same 34 Van de Beek has picked and had played just nine games for the Amsterdam based team before the sad event occurred.
Popularly known as Appie, the player was born in Amsterdam and has been Ajax since the junior team stage.