Real Madrid prepare €55m for a new player in the summer

Real Madrid is reportedly expected to finish the signing of Ajax star Donny van de Beek this summer for a fee of around €55m.

The 22-year-old is enjoying another fine season thus far this year, scoring eight goals and providing eight assists in 26 appearances for the Dutch giants.

It comes after he was an influential figure in their domestic double last season as his technical quality, creativity, and eye for goal were fundamental, and it appears as if his impressive form is going to be rewarded with a big-money move to the Bernabeu this summer.

As reported by Marca via reports within the Netherlands, a deal has been agreed to which might see Real Madrid pay around €55m to prise him away from Ajax, and while it’s added that private terms have also been agreed, it's simply now a case of Los Blancos ratifying the deal in June.

The expectation as per the report above is that they're going to do this, but ultimately until there's official news, it remains to be seen if Van de Beek is wearing the real Madrid shirt next season.

It’s added that Zinedine Zidane will potentially have difficult decisions to form in terms of creating space within the squad to clear the trail for Van de Beek to return in and play a key role, but that shouldn’t be too difficult as they’ll also want to take care of the maximum amount quality depth as possible to compete on multiple fronts again next year.

After seeing former teammates Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong get big moves to Juventus and Barcelona respectively last summer, it appears as if Van de Beek is going to be subsequent Ajax youngster to urge a move to a different European giant.

While it’s a shame to ascertain Ajax lose their talented starlets on such a uniform basis, it’s seemingly just a part of the club’s transfer model and they’ll little question produce more top talents before too long to make a replacement cycle.