Real Madrid are back in business, having reportedly agreed to a deal worth 70 million euros in order to land one of Europe’s most budding talents.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was unable to complete a midfielder’s signing in the summer’s transfer window. The Frenchman was reportedly eyeing Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, but the former Juventus man was unable to join the Bernabeu amid revolts from several senior first-team players against his transfer.
To make things worse for Zidane, Manchester United had set an exorbitant price tag on their record signing and Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez was clearly unwilling to spend that kind of money. Moreover, the Madrid fanbase and most of the players would prefer Christian Eriksen over Pogba.
Donny van de Beek was another target on the Madridistas’ shopping list and apparently, the Dutch midfielder was going to join the Whites this summer. But Zidane’s unwillingness to accommodate him in the squad and last-minute complications regarding the deal meant that it could not fall through.
Fox Sports has now reported that a winter transfer in the month of January concerning Donny van de Beek is now on the cards and Zinedine Zidane has finally agreed to accept the Ajax Amsterdam midfielder into his roster. A transfer fee of 70 million euros is what is the estimated cost that the Merengues will incur while trying to sign their target.
Florentino Perez and Real Madrid’s managing director Jose Angel Sanchez have reportedly met with several of Ajax Amsterdam’s representatives over the last couple of days and van de Beek could be announced as a Madrid player once the transfer window opens in January. The Dutchman’s scoring and assisting could help Zidane in replacing Luka Modric.