According to reports, the Gunners fought off strong interest from Barcelona and Manchester United to land the 16-year-old youngster.
The young forward took to Instagram to upload a picture of himself signing a deal with Arsenal’s chief negotiator Dick Law and his agent Mino Raiola – a top football agent who also represents popular stars such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba.
The picture however, was immediately removed and the account deleted shortly after, but not fast enough to stop it from going viral on various social media.
“Donyell is a great talent, it is extremely unfortunate that he is leaving.” Wim Jonk – who is the academy manager at Ajax told the club’s website per the Daily Mail.
“The potential is clear and the opportunity will come with Ajax”
“We have made him an excellent offer and presented him with a clear development plan. If the player still makes another choice, we are continuing with the guys who do believe in it”
He is expected to join Arsenal’s youth setup after turning down a contract at Ajax.