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Forget Paul Pogba – Real Madrid would secure their future by signing this prodigious 17-goal Dutchman

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Donny van de Beek in action for Ajax. (Getty Images)

Real Madrid opinion: Wwhy should Madrid sign Van de Beek?

According to a report from The Sun, Real Madrid are interested in signing Donny van de Beek, with the report claiming that Zidane is looking out for alternatives to Paul Pogba. The French World Cup star turned to be a prime target for his fellow compatriot Zidane before Manchester United demanded a lavish price tag worth £150m for the wantaway star. 

Van De Beek- one of the promising talents on the rise

The 22-year-old proved to be one of the many exciting talents that Ajax have moulded in recent times.

In fact, the Dutchman was an integral part of Erik Ten Hag’s revolutionary squad, which thrashed the Los Blancos and Serie A giants Juventus in Champions League. Despite losing out to Tottenham in semi-finals, the Amsterdam outfit ended up with a domestic treble.

In the long run, Van de Beek amassed 17 goals and 13 assists in all competitions. His notable moments were the goals against Spurs and Juve in the Champions League, which eventually ended in winning causes for Ajax.

A youth product of Ajax, Van de Beek made an initial impression with the reserves squad before breaking into the first-team in 2015. He has also bagged 7 international caps for the Netherlands national team till date.

Donny van de Beek

Madrid’s midfield woes

The Galacticos suffered one of the worst seasons in their history, which saw them go without any silverware for the first time in over four years. Though they failed to work as a unit, the midfield counterparts turned out to be more inefficient as the absence of goal scoring midfielders was clear. Luka Modric and Toni Kroos were preferred in the central roles while Isco and Dani Ceballos got deprived of enough starts.

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Van de Beek can be the catalyst to the low-spirited Madrid midfield, given his goal tally is higher than all the midfielders in the current Madrid squad combined. The Dutch prodigy can play in the hole and cover the central midfield void as well.

Final verdict

The Los Blancos have already made their intentions clear with a clan of marquee signings and missing out on Van de Beek would complete everything. Betting on young talents like Van de Beek would rarely go awry.