Star trio set for Ajax sale

30 June 2020 23:21:49 GMTPlus10

Ajax coach Erik ten Hag has gone on record to say that star players Donny van de Beek, Andre Onana and Nicolas Tagliafico could all leave the club this summer.

That news is likely to put Manchester United and Real Madrid, who have all been heavily linked with Van de Beek, on red alert.

Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar admitted earlier this month that his former club Man Utd are interested in signing van de Beek and the Dutch midfielder could find himself leaving Holland if his valuation is met this summer.

Goalkeeper Onana has been linked with Chelsea, after some indifferent performances from big-money signing Kepa Arrizabalaga, and the Cameroonian could be on his way if the price is right.

Tagliafico, who is the most likely to leave, according to Ten Hag, has also been touted as a potential signing for the Blues, who have had issues in the left-back position this season.

Speaking to Dutch outlet Het Parool, Ten Hag said: "The transfer market will start in August – the top leagues are now being played out, so the money flows are maintained.

"The market value of players will be slightly depressed, but not much. Based on their performance and ambition, a number of our players also want to make the move abroad.

"Agreements have been made with Andre Onana, Donny van de Beek and Nicolas Tagliafico, but it remains to be seen whether the market is indeed breaking loose.

"For Onana and Van de Beek, another year of Ajax could certainly be an option, for Tagliafico it is slightly different because of his age."

Meanwhile, Man Utd are rated 1.22 shots to secure Champions League qualification this season via a top four finish with rivals Chelsea 1.36 chances.

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