Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek is considering a move to the Premier League when he leaves the Eredivise side this summer, according to reports.
The midfielder, whose contract at Ajax expires in June 2022, was one of Ajax stand-out performers as they reached the Champions League semi-final last season. The midfielder racked up 12 goals for Ajax in 2018-19 and was also on top of the midfielders with the highest assist in the Dutch league.
According to Sky Sports, Van de Beek dismissed a move away during the January window but the Holland international would be open to the possibility of moving to the Premier League if there is an offer made to the club.
Ajax sold Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt to Barcelona and Juventus in the summer, but managed to keep hold of Van de Beek despite interest from the likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid. Ajax finished in third place in their Champions League group this season, a point behind Valencia and Chelsea, and will face Getafe in the last 32 of the Europa League.
According to the report, the midfielder’s representatives have been in talks with Manchester United and Real Madrid, but no deal has been agreed. However, Ajax have told the clubs interested in signing the midfielder that he will not be leaving Amsterdam Arena until the summer.
Van de Beek told FOX Sports Netherlands after Ajax’s friendly against Club Brugge in Qatar that he does not want to change clubs in the middle of a season but may reassess his future next summer.
He said: “It is not that I can or want to do something at the moment.
“I have said it before, and I will say it again: I will remain at Ajax this season. And maybe next season as well.
“These reports about Real Madrid or Man United are a good sign, but it is not important now. I’ve said I will stay at Ajax and I will do so for 100 percent.”