Celtic have been name-dropped in Donny van de Beek's farewell video after completing a £40million move from Ajax to Manchester United.

The Dutchman departed Amsterdam for Old Trafford and was officially unveiled as the Red Devils' newest recruit this summer. But while United shared a more traditional 'Welcome' tweet on social media, his boyhood club went with a more heartfelt, emotional goodbye.

Posting a clip of Van de Beeks' best bits, the club accompanied it with the player himself chatting with his father, thanking him for all the support received during the five years he spent there, from joining up with the academy.

Van de Beek recalled his earliest memories as a youngster watching Ajax with his dad - and the first time he saw his heroes play inside the Amsterdam Arena was against the Hoops. A life-changing moment for the midfielder. "Hey dad, it's me," the clip begins.

"I remember it so well, our first time seeing Ajax together. Ajax, Celtic in the Arena. From that moment on I only had one dream. To play in that shirt. Since that day my life has been dedicated to chasing that dream. Not only my life but yours, mum's and Rody's [brother].

"Everything else had to be set aside. I dreamt of writing history at Ajax. And you know what, dad? I did it. You guys were everywhere for me. Week in, week out you were on the sidelines. You were there for my debut, my first goal. You were there for me when they sang my name. 

"I am so thankful for all your support. From trainers, teammates, fans, and from you guys. Thank you, dad, thank you for everything. Now, it's time, time for the next step. Time for a new dream.

"Give mum a big kiss for me."