Man Utd transfer target Donny van de Beek denies Real Madrid agreement – ‘It’s all open’

Manchester United have not given up in trying to sign Ajax star Donny van de Beek in the summer transfer window and the Red Devils been handed a huge boost after the midfielder revealed he hasn’t agreed to a deal with anyone, despite being linked to Real Madrid.

Van de Beek is having another outstanding season for Ajax and the 22-year-old has once again showcased his all-round game.

So far this campaign he has scored 10 goals and has provided 11 assists in 37 appearances in all competitions.

It had previously been reported in Spain and the Netherland that Real were on the verge of signing the attacking midfielder when the transfer window opens after having agreed to pay a fee of £47million (€55m).

However, Van de Beek has now insisted that he has yet to decide where his future lies.

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“Playing in the sun is always nice, but no, I haven’t started taking Spanish classes,” he told Helden magazine.

“I still haven’t said ‘yes’ to anyone, it’s all open.

“I know what I have here, I’m loved by Ajax and I love Ajax.”


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Van de Beek came through the Ajax academy and his performances in the Eredivisie and the Champions League have also earned him nine caps for the Netherlands.

As for his future, the playmaker suggested that he is not only looking to a club whose system he can fit into but that he also wants guaranteed minutes.

“My feeling should be positive at a club, not only that they want me but also that I fit in their system of play,” Van de Beek added.

“Of course, I also want to know the game time they will give me.”


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Despite the arrival of Bruno Fernandes at Old Trafford in January, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still looking to add another midfielder to his squad in the summer.

However, Ajax boss Erik ten Hag recently admitted that he hopes Van de Beek stays at the Dutch club.

“I do not think so [that he will leave],” Ten Hag said before seeing his side lose to Getafe in the Europa League.

“He has had a great evolution and has attracted international attention. There are players who are in the spotlight and then things change.”

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