Erik ten Hag, Ajax head coach has admitted despite several reports linking Donny van de Beek with a move to Real Madrid the young lad could stay at the Eredivisie champions beyond this summer.
Van de Beek has already confirmed Madrid are in talks with Ajax over his transfer as the LaLiga giants struggle to prise Paul Pogba from Manchester United.
But the manager speaking on his situation hints the €60million target and 22-year-old Netherlands international Van de Beek will remain in Amsterdam.
“[Van de Beek] only dedicates himself to playing,” Ten Hag said ahead of Tuesday’s second leg against PAOK, with the third-round Champions League qualifier locked at 2-2.
“I guess and I hope that he stays with us this season.
“Otherwise, I will hear from [Ajax’s director of football,] Marc Overmars.”
He starred as Ajax earned a draw away to PAOK in the opening leg in Thessaloniki, while he has managed two goals in two Eredivisie matches this season.
The 22-year-old has made 57 appearances for Ajax in 2018-19, scoring 17 goals and supplying 13 assists as Ten Hag’s men clinched an Eredivisie and KNVB Beker double and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.