Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek is ‘waiting to hear from Real Madrid’ about his potential this summer, report 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.
It is said 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.
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.