A Report broke out yesterday via The Telegraaf revealing that Manchester United And Tottenham are set to battle for Ajax’s young goalie Andre Onana as both clubs seek to end their poor run of form at the back of the pitch.
The Red Devils, despite upgrading their defense last summer, have failed to keep many clean sheets this season, no thanks to David De Gea’s inconsistent display.
Just like Man United, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has seen Hugo Lloris make some costly errors in the opening stages of the season before the Frenchman picked up an injury last month.
However, Ajax manager Erik ten Hag has expressed his thoughts on the rumors linking his goalkeeper to the Premier League giants.
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According to him in a press conference ahead of Ajax’s Champions League clash with Chelsea, the Cameroon international is having a great development under his watch and it’s no surprise to see him attracts interest from top clubs in Europe.
He said: “He(Onana) is going through a fantastic development and proves himself on Champions League evenings.
“Only then is he really challenged and then you see him reach such a high level. I enjoy that and I think he is certainly good enough for the Premier League”
Ligue 1 Champions PSG are also said to be interested in the goalie’s services having sanctioned Buffon’s return to Juventus.
Manchester United Target To Consider England Transfer
Manchester United have received heartwarming news on the transfer front following the news that one of their midfield transfer targets will consider a summer transfer.
Ajax Amsterdam midfielder Donny Van Der Beek has emerged as a top target for Manchester United in recent days turned weeks.
According to Sky Sports, Donny Van Der Beek wants to stay at Ajax Amsterdam for the remainder of this season amidst the interest from both European giants Real Madrid and Manchester United.
It was revealed that the Dutch international will consider a move away from Dutch Eredivisie champions Ajax Amsterdam this summer.
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By this summer, the player will have two years left on his present Ajax Amsterdam deal which expires in two years’ time.
Donny Van Der Beek was linked with the duo of Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid last year on the back of a stellar campaign for Ajax Amsterdam.
He scored 17 goals plus 13 assists for Ajax Amsterdam who ended the season with two trophies.
Van Der Beek and Ajax Amsterdam won the league and cup double last season and the player was a big part of the triumph.
He also helped Ajax reach the Champions League semifinals against all expectations from home and abroad.
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Manchester United fans have reacted positively to the news that the club is interested in signing goalscoring midfielder Donny Van Der Beek who plays for Dutch Eredivise giants Ajax Amsterdam.
According to ESPN, Manchester United want to sign Donny Van Der Beek who has scored eight goals and also provided six assists for Ajax Amsterdam in all competitions.
Donny Van Der Beek was a key member of the Ajax Amsterdam team that shocked the whole of European football last season as they reached the semifinals of the Champions League before they were eliminated by Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur.
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He was strongly linked with Spanish giants Real Madrid last summer but nothing came out of the numerous transfer links.
Real Madrid are unlikely to pursue a move for him this month especially with the form of Federico Valverde who has been an important player for the Los Merengues this season.
The Uruguayan international has formed a potent midfield partnership with the duo of Casemiro and German international Toni Kroos in the Real Madrid midfield this season and that has led the immediate past European champions to joint top in the Spanish La Liga this term in addition to facing Manchester City in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Ajax Stance On Selling Hakim Ziyech To Arsenal Revealed
Dutch Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam are willing to let one of their best players leave this month as long as their asking price for him is fulfilled.
Hakim Ziyech is a Moroccan international and also one of the best Ajax Amsterdam players attracting the interest of clubs in the Premier League including Arsenal.
According to CalcioMercato, Ajax Amsterdam are demanding €50m (£43m) for Hakim Ziyech who is also a person of transfer interest for North London side Tottenham Hotspur.
Hakim Ziyech joined Ajax Amsterdam from fellow Dutch top flight side FC Utrecht in a £10m deal in 2016 and has become an important player for the ex-European champions.
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He was a top performer for the Ajax Amsterdam side that reached the Champions League semifinals last season and scored three goals plus three assists in eleven games in the competition.
Ziyech scored 16 goals and 17 assists in 29 league matches for Ajax who emerged as champions plus winning the Dutch Cup.
He has already scored six goals in 17 league games.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has talked about the possibility of strengthening his team in the current transfer market and his focus is likely to be defensive minded especially after the long-term injury to Calum Chambers.
Key Reasons Why Manchester United Should Sign This Superstar Revealed
Ajax Amsterdam star Hakim Ziyech has been a consistent performer for the Dutch champions since joining them three years ago and he could be a very good option for Manchester United who have been inconsistent in the Premier League this season.
According to the publication from madaboutepl, there are three major reasons for Manchester United to take the gamble on Moroccan international Hakim Ziyech by splashing the cash on him.
The first one is that the player is an assist king as demonstrated by him during his time in Dutch football with Ajax Amsterdam.
He has scored 48 goals and provided a whopping 82 assists in 158 games for Ajax Amsterdam in all competitions since joining them in 2016.
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In addition, he has five goals and eight assists in 17 Champions League games.
Hakim Ziyech has 21 assists in just 28 games this season.
The Moroccan international is also very effective against teams that defend deep which is the second reason why Manchester United need to sign him as he can provided the creativity needed to outwit the smaller Premier League teams.
Manchester United have been very good against the big teams this season but the same thing can’t be said against the smaller teams.
The third and final reason is that Hakim Ziyech can play in a lot of attacking positions.
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Former European champions Manchester United have been tipped to sign Ajax Amsterdam attacker Hakim Ziyech in the January transfer window as the Red Devils try to sign a creative player to boost their squad for the second half of the season.
According to the Manchester Evening News (MEN), Hakim Ziyech can provide the creative spark evidently missing from the Manchester United team on Sunday afternoon as they fell to bottom Premier League club Watford.
Manchester United suffered their worst result this season after they were beaten 2-0 by a Watford team that has only won once in the league this season before the game.
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First choice goalkeeper David De Gea made a howler for the first goal scored by record signing Ismaila Sarr for Watford before he was brought down in the penalty box by Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka who was signed by the Red Devils in the summer.
From the resulting penalty, Watford skipper Troy Deeney didn’t make any mistake as he doubled the lead for his team three minutes after the opening goal from Ismaila Sarr.
Watford were able to secure their first win under new manager Nigel Pearson in just his second game.
For Hakim Ziyech, he has scored 31 goals outside the box for Ajax in the Dutch Eredivisie which is a record in this decade and also has 85 assists which is also a record for this decade.
He can add the necessary creative spark to Manchester United.
The Real Reason Donny Van Der Beek Snubbed Jose Mourinho Revealed
Ajax Amsterdam midfielder Donny Van Der Beek has reportedly turned down a move to Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur.
This is according to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf which said that new Spurs manager Jose Mourinho has tried and failed to lure Dutch international Donny Van Der Beek away from Ajax Amsterdam ahead of the resumption of the January transfer window next month.
Spurs were interested in signing Donny Van Der Beek from Ajax Amsterdam in the summer but nothing came out of their quest to sign him.
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Ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho has also tried to change his stance on a transfer to Tottenham Hotspur with the player holding out for a dream move to Real Madrid.
Ajax Amsterdam star Donny Van Der Beek is rated at around £60m and he could move to Real Madrid next summer though that is dependent on their pursuit of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
Real Madrid have made Paul Pogba their first-choice midfield target ahead of next summer and will only turn their attention to Donny Van Der Beek if they are unable to sign the Frenchman.
Donny Van Der Beek was part of the Ajax Amsterdam squad that won two trophies last season namely the league title and the cup title.
Club Legend Ends Man United Speculation With New Contract
Ajax Amsterdam CEO (Chief Executive Officer) Edwin Van Der Sar has signed a new contract at the club.
The former Manchester United goalkeeper took to his official Twitter account to announce the news of his new Ajax Amsterdam deal.
The Ajax Amsterdam and Manchester United legend spent six years at Old Trafford.
He won four Premier League titles and the 2008 Champions League title while the Dutchman was at Manchester United.
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Edwin Van Der Sar became the Ajax Amsterdam CEO three years ago and he has signed a new four-year deal until 2023 thus ending speculation about a possible return to Manchester United.
The Red Devils are on the search for a technical director and Edwin Van Der Sar has been linked with the role.
Edwin Van Der Sar has previously talked about the possibility of going back to Old Trafford though the former Dutch international shot stopper said that he would only go back to Manchester United for the Chief Executive role rather than the Sporting Director role on offer at the moment.
Apart from Edwin Van Der Sar, other Manchester United players like Rio Ferdinand and Darren Fletcher have been linked with the technical director position as the Red Devils try to bridge the gap between them and the leading teams in European football.
Spurs Line Up Replacement For Top Man Utd Target
North London club Tottenham Hotspur have lined up Ajax Amsterdam star Hakim Ziyech as a replacement for Christian Eriksen if the Danish international leaves the club.
This is according to the latest reports emanating from the media in the United Kingdom.
Christian Eriksen has less than one year left on his Spurs contract at the moment and he could leave the club in the New Year.
According to the specific report from 90min, Tottenham Hotspur have identified Hakim Ziyech as the man to replace Christian Eriksen at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
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Christian Eriksen has the opportunity to speak to foreign clubs about leaving on a free transfer next summer as of the start of January 2019.
The former Ajax Amsterdam playmaker had a lot of clubs on his trail in the summer but nothing tangible came out of the several transfer rumors.
Foreign clubs like Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid were all linked with Christian Eriksen this summer.
Premier League giants Manchester United are also interested in the Spurs player with recent reports claiming that the Red Devils want to sign him in the New Year.
The Red Devils are willing to spend as much as £42m on him.