Madrid target Van de Beek will remain with Ajax – Ten Hag

It appears Ajax star Donny van de Beek will remain in Amsterdam amid Real Madrid's interest.

Van de Beek has already confirmed Madrid is in talks with Ajax over his transfer.   -  Getty Images

Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag said Donny van de Beek could stay with the Eredivisie champion despite interest from Real Madrid.

Van de Beek has already confirmed Madrid is in talks with Ajax over his transfer as the LaLiga giant struggles to prise Paul Pogba from Manchester United.

However, it seems €60million target and 22-year-old Netherlands international Van de Beek will remain in Amsterdam.

"[Van de Beek] only dedicates himself to playing," Ten Hag said ahead of Tuesday's second leg against PAOK, with the third-round Champions League qualifier locked at 2-2.

"I guess and I hope that he stays with us this season.

"Otherwise, I will hear from [Ajax's director of football,] Marc Overmars."

Van de Beek starred as Ajax earned a draw away to PAOK in the opening leg in Thessaloniki, while he has managed two goals in two Eredivisie matches this season.

He made 57 appearances for Ajax in 2018-19, scoring 17 goals and supplying 13 assists as Ten Hag's men clinched an Eredivisie and KNVB Beker double and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.

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