Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek has denied that he has agreed a transfer to Real Madrid this summer.
It had been widely reported in the Spanish media that the youngster was set to join up with Zinedine Zidane in the capital, but he has confirmed that his options remain open.
“My feeling must be good at a club. How much do they want me?” he told Helden, as quoted by the Metro.
“But I also have to fit in with the system that is being played and of course I also want to have an overview of playing minutes. Playing in the sun is always nice. ‘But no, I certainly haven’t started taking Spanish lessons yet.
“I have not said yes to anyone, everything is still open. ‘I know what I’ve got here, I am loved in Ajax and I love Ajax.”
Whilst the 22-year-old reiterated his love for Ajax, it’s telling that he failed to commit his long-term future to the club and it seems he is destined for the exit door in the upcoming transfer window.
Manchester United have previously been linked with a move for Van De Beek and should be on alert after his latest transfer admission.
Rather like Saul Niguez at Atletico Madrid, the Dutchman has everything you need in a central midfielder.
Van de Beek played a key role in Ajax’s run to the Champions League semi-finals last season where they came unstuck against Tottenham.
His main strengths is his passing ability and composure in possession; his accuracy is crucial in attacking transition.
United are still guilty of being too slow when building an attack and van de Beek would bring further energy to the midfield.
He is also a brilliant goal contributor, having netted 10 times and assisted a further 11 in all competitions this term.
And at a touted price of £47m, he is certainly a player that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be monitoring as he looks to accelerate his rebuild at Old Trafford.
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