Ajax midfielder Donny van der Beek, who netted against Tottenham in the Champions League semi-final, is ‘keen’ on a move to the Premier League, according to a Dutch football expert.
Marcel van der Kraan has explained that Van der Beek is someone being looked at by many clubs, although most have other priorities. For the Reds, Bruno Fernandes is thought to be one of those higher up the list of targets.
Van der Kraan said, via the Daily Express: “He is a perfect back-up for many clubs. I know he’s not the number one for many. I’ve seen scouts from Tottenham, Man Utd, Everton, Liverpool, Newcastle all at the Amsterdam ArenA looking at him.
“He’s an ideal player for the Premier League: he’s got the skills like most Ajax players, he’s got a big tank, he can run all day.”
If Van der Beek does interest the Reds, it certainly sounds like he’d be a good option and he would be keen on arriving. Spurs and Manchester United are both also said to want him, but Jurgen Klopp could convince him if he really wants the player.
Like most of Ajax’s stars of last season, the robust midfielder has been linked with a move away after an impressive campaign.
It would be no surprise to see him come to the Premier League, and even though the Reds are well stocked in that area, he could be a realistic option for further strengthening. He definitely has the physicality and technique required.