Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly made a move for the Ajax midfielder, Donny van de Beek.
According to a report from De Telegraaf, Spurs have made a ‘futile’ attempt to sign Dutch international, who apparently prefers Real Madrid.
De Telegraaf claims the Spanish club are prepared to shell out €55 million/£46 million for the 22-year-old, which would seemingly fit Marc Overmars’ valuation of the dutch ace.
van de Beek has made a fine start to the 2019/20 season over in the Netherlands, making 21 appearances and scoring seven goals, adding six assists along the way.
Last term, van de Beek wowed by scoring 17 from midfield and providing 15 assists.
Tottenham are bracing themselves to lose attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen next month, with Daniel Levy reportedly willing to accept less than £40 million for the playmaker (Evening Standard).
The shrewdest move Levy could pull is to cash in on Eriksen for a cut-price fee and then put the money towards a deal for van de Beek, who clearly is a hugely talented player with huge potential.