Real Madrid offer for Ajax’s Donny van de Beek

Real Madrid are one of eight clubs to hold an interest in Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek, according to a report in Diario AS.

The 22-year-old Dutch international netted 17 goals last season, including the only goal in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Tottenham.

A report from Marca this weekend claimed that the Dutch champions value the midfielder at €65m but Madrid do not want to pay in excess of €50m to secure his signature.

The report continues that the midfielder is viewed as a cheaper alternative to Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, who could cost a minimum of €150m.

Van de Beek’s teammate Frenkie de Jong has already agreed an €86m switch to Barcelona this summer while defender and club captain Matthijs de Ligt has also been linked with a big money move.

The central midfielder has spent the entirety of his professional career at the Amsterdam-based giants and has won international recognition for the Netherlands.

Madrid have spent over €300m in transfer fees already this summer with Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Ferland Mendy, Rodrygo Goes and Eder Militao among the arrivals.

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