“I will stay at Ajax”: Donny van de Beek considers the connections with Manchester United and Real Madrid as “not important” as he promises to stay with the Dutch champions
- Manchester United and Real Madrid are interested in Ajax’s Donny van de Beek
- The 22-year-old Dutch midfielder is one of the most brilliant midfielder talents in Europe
- However, Van de Beek has ruled out joining United or Madrid this month
Donny van de Beek has ruled out a move to Manchester United and Real Madrid this month while the Ajax star has said he will stay on the Dutch side for the rest of the season.
The 22-year-old had been identified as a major goal by United to resolve the midfield crisis with Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba sidelined due to injuries.
United had imagined the chances of landing the exciting midfielder after last season’s Champions League semi-finalists failed to qualify from the group stage this time.
Dutch star Donny van de Beek insisted that he will stay in Ajax for the rest of the season
Van de Beek’s agent Guido Albers is also believed to have held talks with United officials about a possible move in the Premier League.
But the player himself has dispelled all the rumors that connect him with a departure from his homeland during the January transfer window. Speaking during the Ajax midseason training camp in Qatar, the director said he would stay at the club.
‘I have already said it and I will repeat it: I will stay at Ajax this season. And maybe next season too.
The 22-year-old was connected with travel to Manchester United and Real Madrid this month
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‘These reports on Real Madrid or Manchester United are a good sign, but it is not important now. I said I will stay at Ajax and do it 100%. “
The Spanish giants of Real Madrid are also reportedly interested in the Ajax man, having identified him as the man who fills the void of Luka Modric when the time comes when the Croat leaves the club.
Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has hesitated to sign the Dutchman in the past, with his preference to sign compatriot Paul Pogba from United.
It would seem that the best chance for United to land Van de Beek, therefore, would be to download Pogba to Madrid to exclude competition for the 22-year-old’s signature.
Van de Beek insisted that links with big teams are not “important” and focuses on Ajax