Barcelona opinion: Should Barca sign Ajax’s Donny van de Beek?
With Matthijs De Ligt, the former’s team-mate, getting already linked with a move to Camp Nou, now it is van de Beek who has now entered the wishlist.
Van de Beek’s extraordinary season in Amsterdam.
The 22-year-old turned out to be one of the key players in Erik Ten Hag’s successful campaign in both the domestic league and the European Competitions.
And van de Beek has scored 17 goals and provided 10 assists across all competitions. He also scored in the 2-1 win over Juventus.
The Amsterdam club had the chance of winning a treble this year before they got eliminated in the Champions League semi-finals against Tottenham and that’s how their fairy tale came to an end.
Barca’s lack of firepower in attack
No Blaugrana player and fan has recovered from their shock defeat at Anfield. Ernesto Valverde and his men were criticized for their dreadful display and losing their nerve in the big game.
One of the biggest drawbacks that Barca had right from the start was the lack of firepower in attack barring Lionel Messi.
In fact, the Argentine talisman has been stupendous since the start of the season and he even covered for the other’s mistakes, but the situation took its toll last Tuesday against Reds.
The recurring injury woes of Dembele have stagnated his progress, thereby forcing Valverde to rely mainly on Messi.
Why Barca should sign van de Beek
Van de Beek holds the profile of a typical attacking midfielder, who often causes the defenders a lot of problems with his technical skills and with his impeccable shooting technique. The Dutch sensation also has an eye for goal.
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Meanwhile, Brazilian winger Coutinho has also been linked with a summer exit, owing to his poor form. And van de Beek would be a good replacement and can strengthen Barca’s attack.
Barca completed a stunning transfer of Frenkie De Jong earlier this season. They should sign his attacking teammate van De Beek as well in order to rejuvenate themselves in the upcoming season and go all the way in the Champions League.