Real Madrid have informed Donny van de Beek of Ajax that they will return for him in the summer of 2020, according to AS.
Along with Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur, the 22-year-old was considered by Real as an alternative to Paul Pogba as their negotiations with Manchester United started to go badly. However, Real head coach Zinedine Zidane stepped in at the last moment to emphasize that Pogba, and no other player, was the missing piece of the puzzle for the team he’s trying to build. Signing an alternative was put on hold and the window slammed shut.
However, in Madrid they apparently believe that another season with Ajax would be an excellent way for the young midfielder to further his development before arriving to the Santiago Bernabeu. The Dutch champions were willing to negotiate a sale this summer, believing that they would be able to cash in around €50 million for his services. But that figure should rise by the end of this season, especially if Van de Beek repeats the form seen in 2018/19.
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