Brilliant Van Der Beek opens up on possible Ajax exit and potential Arsenal move
Arsenal target Donny van de Beek insists he is happy at Ajax but stopped short of ruling out a summer transfer.
The midfielder has been part of Ajax’s run to the Champions League semi-finals and scored the decisive goal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as the Dutch side took a 1-0 lead against Mauricio Pochettino’s side in the first leg, and was a star performer in the second leg loss to the London club.
He has become one of the most coveted players in Europe after helping Ajax win the League, the Dutch Cup as well as Champions League success and there has been a lot of transfer speculation that some of Europes biggest clubs could make a move.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery has become a fan of the exciting Dutchman after seeing him impressive performances, and with the Gunners boss seeking an immediate replacement for the departing Aaron Ramsey, he is ready to battle the likes of Napoli, Barcelona and Real Madrid for De Beeks signature.
And there have been claimed Arsenal are ready to beat off Tottenham and try to sign the midfielder in a deal worth around £45 million.
But amid all the speculation surrounding his future, Van De Beek has opened up on the possibility of leaving Ajax this summer.
Van de Beek said on the TalkSport website: “My situation is I have a contract with Ajax and I am really happy.
“You never know what is going to happen in the future, but I can say nothing about that.”
Emery will have some funds available in the summer window to try and acquire the right kind of players for Arsenal, and although an immediate replacement for Ramsey is not needed, De Beek has shown real quality in the Premier League and could be an ideal replacement for the Welshman.
His movement, creativity and goal output are up there with some of the best in Europe right now, and he has shown that he is able to compete against even the best players in the game.
So if Arsenal do make a move to try and sign De Beek, for the right price he could be a great bit of business by the club.