Ajax playmaker Donny van de Beek has admitted that his future at the Eredivisie champions is uncertain amid links to Tottenham Hotspur.
The Dutchman faced – and scored – against Spurs in the Champions League semi-final this season but reports have suggested he may switch sides ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.
Will Van de Beek leave Ajax? Five things to know…
- Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek has been heavily linked with a move to Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.
- The 22-year-old has refused to guarantee that he will remain at Ajax this summer.
- Ajax’s director of football Marc Overmars has stressed that the club do not want to sell the talented midfielder.
- The Dutch midfielder’s contract expires in 2022.
- Van de Beek directly contributed to 19 goals in 38 Eredivisie games this season, scoring nine goals and assisting 10 times.
Speaking after Netherlands’ defeat at the hands of Portugal in the Nations League final, Van de Beek was quizzed on his immediate future and whether it remains with Ajax or elsewhere.
The midfielder stressed that although he is happy, and more importantly, under contract at Ajax, a player can never know what the future holds, thus fuelling the fire of a summer transfer being a possibility.
Van de Beek said: “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.”
To heighten anticipation of a summer switch, Van de Beek added that it is quite normal to see players switch from the Dutch league to various countries around Europe in search of footballing success.
He added: “You see that a lot, players go to another country, another competition, that’s normal in Holland, in the Dutch league, you see that a lot of times.”
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Van de Beek has proven his worth to this talented Ajax side who defied the odds by reaching the Champions League semi-finals this season, despite entering the competition in the qualifying stages.
The Dutchman scored against both Juventus and Tottenham at vital moments of the competition, with his ability in the final third of the pitch a big factor in clubs such as Spurs reportedly showing an interest in his services.