Ajax are going to be torn to shreds this summer — possibly after winning the Champions League, of course. But with Frenkie de Jong already signed by Barcelona for €75m and Matthijs de Ligt close behind him, Marca report that Donny van de Beek is now on Real Madrid’s radar.
The paper claims “It’s clear that Zinedine Zidane’s preferred option for the midfield is Paul Pogba, but other options are being considered by those upstairs at the Bernabeu, with the Frenchman having an extremely high salary that would distort the limit at Madrid.”
Indeed, Madrid won’t match the wages Pogba is on at United, so Van de Beek seems a good alternative.
He may be a ‘Plan B’ but the midfielder would still cost around €60m and, as they always are, PSG are interested too and have reportedly already begun talks.