Ten Hag insists: "Van de Beek will play for Ajax"
The Dutch coach is certain Donny Van De Beek will be an Ajax player this season.
In the run-up to the second match against PAOK, he was once again asked about Van de Beek's links to Real Madrid. "He's only focused on playing. I guess he'll be staying with Ajax this season. Otherwise, I'll hear from Marc Overmars," he told reporters.
The skillful academy product has already played the 90 minutes of the first leg. Ajax was losing for some time until Huntelaar scratched a 2-2, precisely with the intervention of Van de Beek, once again proving how essential he is to the team. The player has been consistently linked with Real Madrid, but as long as he remains under Ten Hag's orders, he is set to keep his importance.
Meanwhile, the Dutch player is trying to focus on his current team, all while juggling interest from one of Eruope's giants and the pressure that comes with it. However, Ten Hag's opinion is important, and if anyone can make or break this player's decision, it's him.