They’re a fantastic club, but Ajax are too – Van de Beek on Real Madrid link


van de BeekDonny van de Beek has insisted he could stay at Ajax despite “fantastic” Real Madrid links.

The 22-year-old confirmed Madrid has already approached Ajax over a possible transfer as it seems progressively unlikely to be a good move for Manchester United’s Paul Pogba.

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Van de Beek, who excelled in Ajax’s run to the Champions League semi-finals last season, says there is nothing certain about his future but is not ruling out staying in Amsterdam.

“They’re a fantastic club, but Ajax are too,” he said to Ziggo Sport when asked about Madrid.

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“I’ve nothing to complain about in that regard. There’s a very good chance I’ll continue playing here, but nothing is certain yet.”

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When pressed on whether it would be better for the club to have clarity on his future, he said: “I hope so, too, because I’m a bit fed up with all the questions about it.”

Van de Beek was involved on Tuesday as Ajax claimed a 3-2 win over PAOK to secure a 5-4 aggregate triumph in the third round of Champions League qualifying.

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Speaking ahead of that match, director of football Marc Overmars voiced his confidence that De Beek could decide to spend a little longer with the Eredivisie champions.

“I don’t think it will take long for things to be clear,” Overmars told Ziggo Sport.

When asked if he thought Van de Beek would stay, he replied: “I’ll go for yes.”

Overmars did, however, confirm there is “absolutely” interest in the player.

Read also: Ronaldo shares insight on why he left Real Madrid.


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