Real Madrid has not forgotten Donny Van de Beek (22 years old). The white club still has the Ajax midfielder on its agenda. This was stated by Mike Verweij, a journalist for ‘De Telegraaf’: “The only drawback for Ajax is that the signing period extends until September 1 and Madrid is increasingly pressing Donny van de Beek.” From the Netherlands they maintain that the white team, given the difficulties of signing Pogba, has reactivated its interest in its incorporation, and complement it with the statements of Marc Overmars, sports director of the Ajacied team, days ago. “Ajax cannot keep its big stars for too long. If they want to leave and win away from here we are not able to retain them,” the former player told the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.
Van de Beek’s name became part of the white agenda, among other things, for his great performance in the last Champions League. Tournament in which those in Amsterdam managed to advance to the semifinals, victory against Real Madrid through, in the round of 16. In the aforementioned tie, number 6 of Ten Hag’s had a great performance and was key in the Dutch victory. The player has always been considered as an “affordable” alternative if the arrival of the great objective of Zidane in this window of signings, Paul Pogba, is not achieved. When interest in the midfielder was uncovered, a price was estimated that ranged between 50 and 60 million euros, amounts far from the 180 million asking for the World Champion from Manchester. The Van de Beek option is more alive than it seems.