PSV Eindhoven talent scout Roy Beukenkamp has joined Manchester United as a Netherlands-based scout after a year with the Dutch side.
The 46-year-old has also enjoyed stints at Groningen and FC Twente during his time as a scout.
Beukenkamp played a fundamental role in what was an extremely fruitful transfer window for PSV, overseeing the signings of young Dutch talents like Hidde Jurjus, Damian van Bruggen and Bart Ramselaar.
The Dutchman, based in the Netherlands, will begin working for Man United for an indefinite period of time this week.
“It was quite a difficult choice. I worked very comfortably with PSV. When the club first showed interest I did not address it immediately,” he said, reflecting on his move to United.
“Eventually, you start thinking. Anyway, this is an opportunity that might never have came. Last week, the clubs reached an outcome and I start immediately.”
Whilst the national side, desperately sapped of confidence after failing to qualify for Euro 2016, continues to wilt, the constant output of young talent remains untroubled.
Acquiring the services of Beukenkamp, an expert when it comes to locating emerging Dutch talents, is an undoubtedly smart move. The likes of Jetro Willems, Jorrit Hendrix and Riechedly Bazoer are all examples of the ever-swarming pool of talent emanating from Holland, and United will certainly benefit if Beukenkamp is able to locate youngsters of a similar ilk during his time at the club.