According to Dutch outlet De Telegraaf, the 22-year-old Ajax midfielder is set to transfer this summer to Real Madrid in a €55 million deal.
In 15 appearances in the 2020 Eredivisie season so far, Donny Van de Beek has registered six goals and assists. He has two goals and an assist in five Champions League matches as well. He’s also maintained an 83% passing rating.
Real Madrid were reportedly interested in Van de Beek over the summer, but of course did not reach any actual deal. Now, at least according to the report, it appears that the transfer is close and is all but finalized.
If the transfer goes through for the summer, this of course gives Real Madrid more depth at midfield moving forward. The club has dealt with a lot of injuries so it’s always safe to have quality options like Van de Beek. And there’s always Modric’s age as a factor in the seasons ahead.
De Telegraaf is a top source in the Netherlands so this report SHOULD be quite reliable. But, as with all transfers, we’ll have to see how this transpires until it is officially announced by the club.