Real Madrid Agree On A £47m Deal To Land This Eredivisie Midfielder: Wise Move For Zidane?

According to a recent report by Marca (translated by The Daily Mail), Real Madrid have agreed on a €55m (£47m) fee with AFC Ajax to acquire the services of Donny Van de Beek. However, the same source has also claimed that the Dutch midfielder will only be allowed to complete his move to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium at the end of this campaign.

Van de Beek’s Splendid Rise In Dutch Football

The 22-year-old has enjoyed another brilliant season at Amsterdam after putting in some awe-inspiring performances for them across all competitions. He has been in involved in 16 goals in 26 matches for Ajax this term on all fronts.

Van de Beek has averaged 1.7 tackles, 0.9 interceptions, 1.7 shots, 1.7 key passes and 0.8 dribbles per game for the Dutch giants so far in this campaign (stats via whoscored). He has come through the youth ranks of Ajax and has also managed to earn nine senior caps for the Netherlands national team but is yet to open his goal-scoring account for his nation.

The Nijkerkerveen-born talent has made a total of 164 appearances for the Eredivisie outfit, scoring 39 goals while providing 31 assists in multiple competitions. He has all the makings of a top-class midfielder, so Madrid has done well to agree on a fee for the player’s services next summer.

What Will The Dutch Sensation Bring To The Spanish Capital?

Van de Beek is a moderately paced attacker who excels at dribbling his way out of tight spaces as he has outstanding close control when in possession of the ball. His ball-distribution is on par with the best players in Dutch football while he also tends to take up some dangerous positions in the final third. The Netherlands international is not shy of working his socks off for the benefit of his team and is also a potent goal-threat from long range as he packs a lot of power with his attempts at goal.

Will Recruiting Van De Beek Be A Wise Move For The Galacticos?

Acquiring a creative midfielder of Van de Beek could prove to be a massive coup for the Galacticos as they focus on going through a period of transition under Zinedine Zidane’s tutelage over the next couple of seasons. The Dutch star can also be a perfect long-term replacement for Luka Modric who is in the last legs of his playing career.

All in all, signing Van de Beek for just €55m will be a shrewd piece of business for Los Blancos as he will help them achieve their long-term plans for the future.

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