Spurs in running for Ajax youngster Van de Beek

Tottenham are in the running to sign Donny van de Beek from Ajax, according to L’Equipe.

The midfielder is set to become one of a number of young stars to leave the Dutch giants in the coming months, including defender Matthijs De Ligt and Frenkie De Jong.

What’s the word?

Van de Beek is under contract with Ajax until 2022, and has a number of potential suitors.

PSG Sporting Director Antero Henrique has reportedly identified Van de Beek as a potential acquisition, while Manchester United and AS Roma are also interested.

Spurs are said to be monitoring Van de Beek’s situation, with the Dutch giants ready to discuss a deal at €20m (£18.04m).

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The 21-year-old has been ever-present for Ajax thus far this season, making 31 appearances in all competitions and also contributing seven goals and six assists.

Van de Beek can play as a central midfielder and an attacking midfielder, and has regularly featured alongside De Jong and Lasse Schone in midfield this season.

With Van de Beek seemingly wanted by a clutch of European clubs, it remains to be seen whether De Ligt and De Jong will also be allowed to leave, amid reported interest from the likes of Barcelona and Manchester City.

Ajax’s talent factory

Ajax have unearthed yet another gem in the Van de Beek.

A metronomic midfielder with an eye for goal, the youngster has already made over 110 appearances for the Dutch giants, and has also won five caps for the Netherlands.

Along with De Ligt and De Jong, the midfielder is a part of yet another Ajax golden generation.

It is surprising that the Dutch giants would be prepared to discuss a deal at such a low price, and it is an opportunity that no club should pass up.

Spurs offer a fantastic opportunity for Van de Beek, where he could blossom under the tutelage of Mauricio Pochettino, while it is of little surprise that PSG would want to scoop up one of the finest young midfielders in European football.

Away from those two, United offer the prestige, while Roma have a talented crop of youngsters that Van de Beek could link up with.

His future is in his own hands, but Ajax are guaranteed to end next summer with a fair few million in the bank.