Real Madrid to return for Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek in 2020 after Zinedine Zidane halted summer bid to focus on pursuit of Paul Pogba
- Donny van de Beek was targeted by Real Madrid in the 2019 summer window
- But Zinedine Zidane decided to focus all attention on trying to land Paul Pogba
- Reports in Spain now suggest Real will return to Van de Beek next summer
Real Madrid are set to return to the negotiating table for Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek next summer.
The Spanish giants were weighing up an move for the 22-year-old in the most recent window but Zinedine Zidane reportedly put the brakes on a move as his focused solely on trying to sign Paul Pogba.
According to Spanish publication AS, postponing a move for a season is likely to work in their favour during negotiations with Ajax.
Real Madrid are set to return to the negotiating table for Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek
Real halted their pursuit of Van de Beek in order to focus on trying to sign Paul Pogba
And it helps Madrid financially as well because of their lavish spending spree in the summer.
They splashed out over £275m on Eden Hazard, Ferland Mendy, Luka Jovic, Rodrygo, Eder Militao and Alberto Soro.
Van de Beek has made an impressive start to the 2019-20 season in Holland, scoring twice in Ajax’s first six matches of the season.
Zidane failed to sign Pogba and Real have made a disjointed start to the 2019-20 season
A fee of around €50million (£45m) was mooted for Van de Beek but if his projected improvement is fulfilled, last year’s Champions League semi-finalists may demand a heftier fee.
Real have endured a disjointed start to the season and are fifth in the Spanish league with one win from their first three games.
They return to league action on September 14, at home against Levante.