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Ajax star keen on Premier League switch

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Ajax and Holland midfielder Donny van de Beek is keen on a switch to the Premier League but offers are yet to materialise.

The 23-year-old signalled his emergence in the 2018-19 season with a string of impressive displays in the Ajax side that encapsulated Europe on their run to the Champions League semi-final.

The Dutch club clung onto Van de Beek as Europe’s elite raided them, but Sky Sports say the midfielder is now ready to depart and Ajax will let him go for the right price.

His preference is to head to England for Premier League football but, despite previously being linked with Manchester United, an offer from any side is yet to emerge.

The Eredivise season begins on August 13 and Van de Beek is purported to want to have his future sorted before the new campaign gets underway.

Earlier this year, Ajax boss Erik Ten Hag admitted that Van de Beek could be one of a few high-profile departures at the Dutch club but was optimistic of keeping him for another season.

He told Dutch newspaper Het Parool: ‘The transfer market will start in August. The top leagues are now being played out, so the money flows are maintained. The market value of players will be slightly depressed, but not much.

‘Based on their performance and ambition, a number of our players also want to make the move abroad. Agreements have been made with Andre Onana, Donny van de Beek and Nicolas Tagliafico, but it remains to be seen whether the market is indeed breaking loose.

Van de Beek first came to prominence in Ajax’s 2019 Champions League semi-final run

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‘For Onana and Van de Beek, another year of Ajax could certainly be an option, for Tagliafico it is slightly different because of his age.’

Van de Beek’s Ajax contract runs until 2022.

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