Monday mornings are not usually something many people look forward to, however, Dutch football expert Marcel van der Kraan has sent Tottenham Hotspur fans into a frenzy with the comments he made.
Speaking on TalkSPORT’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast programme, the journalist revealed Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek is very keen on a move to the Premier League and sees Spurs as a potential destination along with Manchester United.
“Donny van de Beek has his eyes set on the Premier League,” Van der Kraan said. “I think he’s a proper Premier League player – he’s got a big tank, he’s got the education from Ajax, he can play in more positions in midfield.
“I think he’s got his eyes set on a club like Man United or Tottenham Hotspur. I’ve been talking to his agent, and he said if that would materialise it would be something right up his street.”
The 22-year-old is one of a number of outstanding talents to have come out of the Amsterdam-based outfit’s academy in recent years and is clearly one of the most promising midfield talents within the game at the moment.
He recorded 17 goals and 13 assists for the Eredivisie outfit last season and would have to be considered a player that would thrive playing for Mauricio Pochettino.
A hugely versatile midfielder, the Holland international would be able to play in a number of positions in the middle of the field, therefore giving the manager a number of options moving forward if he were to join them in the summer.
Van de Beek appears to have all the qualities of being able to replace Christian Eriksen in the future, after the former Ajax man all-but-admitted that his time with us is over as he looks for a fresh challenge away from the New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (Ekstra Bladet).
As mentioned, those comments sent fans into a wild frenzy on Twitter after they were made, with the majority of them telling Spurs to get him signed. Here are just some of their reactions…
@SpursOfficial get it done
— Dan (@Daniely79) June 10, 2019
Sign him up now!
— Elliott Goss (@elliottgoss69) June 10, 2019
— Clive Brown (@clivewbrown) June 10, 2019
— Tottenham Loyal (@TottenhamLoyal) June 10, 2019
Van De Beek
I am on my very knees @Levy , this might be the window we seperate ourselves from the rest. Please, please, PLEASE make it happen Levy and no Spurs fan will ever be angry with you https://t.co/XEtdsxzRhR
— Eemil???????? (@LITMANENi10) June 10, 2019
Van De Beek wants a move to Spurs. Go get him, Levy.
— Gatsby (@_Gatsby90) June 10, 2019
— Jay Hovain (@JaySpurs82) June 10, 2019