Real delay Ajax player’s transfer

Real delay Ajax player’s transfer

Real Madrid intended to sign a Dutchman from Ajax, Donny van de Beek in the pre-season transfer window, but decided to hold off the purchase.

Los Blancos strengthened well during the midseason. Zinedine Zidane's team was supplemented by a number of high-quality performers in the person of Militao, Jovic, Rodrigo, Mendy and even Eden Hazard. In addition, Real Madrid were looking for a player with the style of the game of Isco or James, who returned from a two-year loan at Bayern Munich.

The leadership of the Madridian club chose Neymar, but because of lengthy unpromising negotiations, they rdeclined the transfer. After that, Los Blancos made an offer to the Ajax midfielder, who participated in the elimination of the Madridian team from the Champions League, van de Beek. In early August, the Spanish giants made an offer to the Ajaxids of 60 million euros for the football player. The club rejected the offer after the departure of two leaders, de Jong and de Ligt, which made Florentino Perez and Zinedine Zidane postpone the purchase until the next transfer window.

Last season, van de Beek was indispensable at Ajax. He scored 17 goals and made 12 assists. His departure would have perplexed the head coach of last season's Champions League semi-finalists Eric ten Hag. At the same time, the appeal to the midfielder was not accidental. Given that Zidane does not have any hopes for James Rodriguez and Isco, Los Blancos need a player on the place of a ten.

Initially, the Champions League record holder intended to sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United, but when it came to 150 million euros, Madrid, who had already spent more than 300 million euros in the summer transfer window, gave the back. Van de Beek is a great playmaker who would have a chance at Santiago Bernabéu. However, Ajax did the right thing in terms of their own development. Selling a player would be an inadmissible luxury for a club and would hardly receive a positive return from fans.