Recent reports are claiming that Premier League giants Liverpool are looking to make a bid for Ajax sensation Donny Van De Beek in the upcoming summer transfer window to bolster his squad for next season.
The Reds fought extremely hard this season in the Premier League but still finished as runners up to eventual champions Manchester City. The Merseyside club fell short by just a solitary point behind Pep Guardiola’s men but there is no doubt that they will look towards next season to topple the Mancunian champions.
Although Liverpool managed to taste success on the continental stage by winning the Champions League, Jurgen Klopp would like to strengthen his squad and improve a few departments. The Merseyside club is targeting a goalscoring midfielder who can unlock the defense and add some more dynamism to their attack.
Naby Keita struggled to instill himself in Klopp’s philosophy his debut season with Liverpool and Xherdan Shaqiri waned away toward the final part of the campaign. One player who has caught the eye of a few top clubs in the European continent is Ajax superstar Donny Van De Beek.
The 22-year-old netted 17 times and notched up a further 13 assists in 57 appearances across all competitions and helped Ajax to the Eredivisie title as well the Champions League semifinals. Van De Beek is a talented, technically gifted and hardworking player with a wonderful range of passing and should fit in well at Liverpool.
Reports in France are claiming that Van De Beek should be available for a transfer fee of around £49 million in the summer and the German boss will be hoping to lure him to Anfield. Ajax though may play hardball and not allow their prized asset to leave for a slightly lower fee.
I think that Liverpool needed a goalscoring midfielder who could provide a spark when they played teams that were difficult to break down. Van De Beek would be an ideal player for Liverpool because of his high intensity and work rate.