Transfer: Real Madrid identifies Pogba alternative


Donny van de Beek

Real Madrid have identified Ajax,Donny van de Beek as an alternative target should Paul Pogba pursuit fails.

Pogba has been linked to Real Madrid following the French midfielder’s has public interest in playing for the Laliga club under Zinede Zidane as a dream.

But his move seems to encounter dredges after the club’s stretched to over €300 million spending to sign Eder Militao, Rodrygo, Ferland Mendy, Luka Jovic and star-signing Eden Hazard

The club hierarchy have set their eyes on Ajax’s Donny van de Beek as a back-up option to Pogba if a deal for the Manchester United star fails to materialise.

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Reports claims Real Madrid are closely monitoring Ajax’s 22-year-old midfielder van de Beek. They have identified him as a ‘Plan B’, with his €60 million valuation much closer to what Los Blancos are willing to spend on a midfield signing.

The 22-year-old midfielder was a revelation in Ajax team who made it to the Champions League semi-final knocking out the likes of Real Madrid and Juventus on their way.

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The Dutchman Ajax academy graduate had 9 goals and 10 assists in 28 Eredivisie starts last season and hopefully would provide Zidane’s side with more physicality and a more direct approach than the midfielders he has at his disposal when linked up with the likes of Hazard and Jovic.



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