Spurs make ‘futile’ bid for Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek

Tottenham have made a ‘futile’ offer for Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek, a target for Real Madrid, say De Telegraaf.

Van de Beek, 22, is a Dutch international who netted 17 goals last season, including the only goal in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against the North London club.

It is said that the Dutch champions value the midfielder at €65m and reports linked Madrid to him earlier this year, but Los Blancos reportedly did not want to pay in excess of €50m to secure his signature.

Madrid have also been linked to Spurs midfielder Christian Eriksen alongside Manchester United star Paul Pogba.

Van de Beek’s former Ajax teammate Frenkie de Jong joined Barcelona this summer in a €86m switch, while defender Matthijs de Ligt joined Juventus.

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 spent over €300m in transfer fees this summer with Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Ferland Mendy, Rodrygo Goes and Eder Militao among the arrivals, but may now invest further in January.

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