Tottenham transfer target is flattered by Barcelona talk

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have been heavily linked with a move for Ajax midfielder Donny Van de Beek for a number of weeks.

Spurs are likely to be active in the transfer market this summer, especially with Christian Eriksen’s bombshell earlier this week that he wants to leave the club for a fresh challenge.

Van de Beek is valued at around £45million and has been earmarked as a possible replacement for the Dane (Daily Mail).

The 22-year-old has impressed during Ajax’s impressive European campaign which saw him score the only goal of the game during the Champions League semi-final first leg at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium when he showed great composure to finish past Hugo Lloris.

The midfielder featured for Holland in their 3-1 win against England in the UEFA Nations League match on Thursday night and admitted afterward that he is flattered to be linked with the likes of Barcelona.

Spurs need to move fast if they are to secure their top transfer targets this summer with Van de Beek likely to be a man in demand after scoring 17 and assisting 13 goals in all competitions for the Dutch giants.

“It is not true that there have already been offers for me, so many things have come out in the newspapers, but I know nothing. I have a contract with Ajax and here I am happy.

“Clearly, it is nice to hear my name compared to that of Barcelona but what I want is to keep playing and improving. We’ll see what happens in the summer, nobody knows what the future holds “.

Opinion

Van de Beek certainly seems to be keeping his options open over a possible summer move.  Christian Eriksen could certainly take a leaf out of his book in how to be diplomatic about his future.

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