Donny van de Beek has ruled out a January move to Real Madrid as he plans to see out the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign with Ajax.
Van de Beek confirmed during the summer transfer window that Real made an official approach to Ajax to sign him. However, talks seemingly failed to progress as the midfielder remains in Amsterdam.
Despite a La Liga switch not materialising, though, Van de Beek hasn’t allowed it to affect his performances on the pitch.
With Frenkie de Jong now at Barcelona, the 22-year-old is the main man in the Ajax midfield and has risen to the challenge superbly to help Erik ten Hag’s side go top of the Eredivisie standings.
He then gave Real a timely reminder of his quality by providing a goal and an assist as Ajax thrashed Valencia 3-0 in Wednesday night’s Champions League clash in Spain.
But it turns out Los Blancos will have to forget about possible plans to revisit their interest in Van de Beek for the next transfer window.
“I don’t want to leave during the winter break,” he told Voetbal International.
“I play here all season, I finish at Ajax this year. That gives me clarity and tranquillity. I will see what happens next.
“Maybe someday in my career, it will happen that I switch club during the winter break, but now I don’t like it.”
Van de Beek has managed three goals and six assists in 11 appearances across all competitions this season.
The Netherlands international will be back in action for Sunday’s trip to Den Haag in the Eredivise, where Ajax hope to claim all three points to maintain their slim lead over PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie.
The Lancers are only ahead of their rivals on a superior goal difference after clocking up 20 points from their opening eight games.