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According to a recent report by Marca, La Liga giants Real Madrid are said to have agreed a deal with Dutch champions Ajax for the services of the Netherlands international midfield star Donny Van De Beek. The report claims the deal will cost them in the region of £47 million and that the Galacticos have a contract arrangement in place.

It has been suggested in the report that he won’t be allowed to make the change in January midway throughout the league season, and is likely to see out the remaining part of the season at his boyhood club before making the dream move to Real Madrid. Additionally, it has been reported that the Dutchman’s coming might mean bad news for a few of the players already in the Real Madrid roster, with someone likely to be sold to make space for Van De Beek in the summer.

The Real Madrid side of Zinedine Zidane didn’t start the season well. Despite all of the injuries that they’ve had to deal with, Los Blancos has managed to work their way up the table into a strong position. That said though, the depth of the squad of Zidane has come under scrutiny this year, and if it was not for Frederico Valverde’s resurgence, things might look much different at the Bernabeu right. Luka Modric has been pushed into an attacking midfield role at times, with the likes of Toni Kroos, Casemiro along with Valverde all being required to play virtually every fixture. With that said however, any Madrid fan would admit that there a great number of players who need because of how they are eating into the general wage bill to get offloaded and that this squad is large.

The Dutchman was one of the most crucial players during Ajax’s run to the Champions League semifinal last year, and he had a part to play in his side’s Dutch league win too. He is an excellent passer of the ball at the centre of the pitch and will create smart runs off the ball too. Van de Beek is an option for the guy in possession because of his movement, and he can be just the creative spark this Real Madrid team has been on the watch for.

The 22-year-old operates mainly from the middle of the park but pitches in with a decent number of goals and assists. He’s shown that youthfulness is not an issue for the youngster, despite developing as a player. The simple fact that the Dutchman can do well consistently at the maximum level ought to be reason enough for a club like Real Madrid to sign him, and with Luka Modric’s increasing age now becoming a concern too, this transfer does start to resemble a no-brainer for Zidane.