Donny van de Beek Plays Down Speculation Linking Him With Real Madrid

Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek has distanced himself from talks of a summer transfer to Real Madrid.

Van de Beek is said to be on the wish-list of some of Europe’s top clubs, with Madrid seemingly in pole position to sign the Dutchman for a figure of around £45m.

Donny van de Beek

But the 22-year-old has described the reports as ‘premature’ and has insisted he is in no rush to reach a conclusion regarding his future.

“It makes no sense, I can’t control what people say,” Van de Beek told Algemeen Dagblad, as quoted by SPORT.

“I think it is premature. I have often said: I will not hurry; I am fine here. If it happens, it happens.”

Van de Beek was one of a number of players who rose to prominence following Ajax’s incredible ?Champions League run last season. The Dutch side were just minutes away from securing their place in the final before suffering last-minute heart break at the hands of ?Tottenham.

Since then, Ajax have struggled to keep hold of some of their star men, with high-profile players such as Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt heading for pastures new.

This week saw the announcement that the Eredivisie champions would be losing the services of another big name, with Hakim Ziyech heading to ?Chelsea in the summer.

Hakim Ziyech

Speaking to ?Voetbal Primeur, Van de Beek wished his teammate the best and is confident that Ziyech will flourish at Stamford Bridge.

“I wish him everything and hope he will do very well there,” he said. “It is a step he deserves in my opinion. He is a fantastic football player, so I am confident that he will do well.

“I think it’s a very nice club with a lot of young players that can grow. I think Hakim will certainly be in [the right] place. Everyone, of course, had their opinion about that, but I think it’s a nice club for him.”


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