Tottenham Chase Ajax Midfielder van de Beek

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Tottenham Hotspur are set to return to Ajax with 20-year-old central midfielder, Donny van de Beek, in their sights.

HITC reports the north London club are monitoring the academy graduate whose performances so far this season earned him rave reviews. Tottenham are impressed by the ease with which Davinson Sanchez, 21, settled into the club following his summer move from Amsterdam.

Ajax are keen to hold onto van de Beek and it’s thought Spurs will need to break their transfer record of £42m which was set when they signed Colombia international Sanchez this summer past.

Van de Beek has 3 goals and an assist in his 13 club appearances this season, two of which came in Ajax’s unsuccessful Champions League qualifier against OGC Nice.

Now off the mark in the Eredivisie with a goal at VVV Venlo, the midfielder will be hoping to continue to show an improvement in his attacking play.

The youngster represented the Netherlands at all youth and junior international levels before being called into the senior squad for the recent World Cup qualifiers.

Failing to qualify for another major tournament is sure to see youth promoted to the squad as the Dutch look to return to former glories. Van de Beek will be one of the beneficiaries of such a move.