Ajax look to ward off Tottenham interest in midfielder with new contract

Donny van de Beek

Ajax hope to convince Donny van de Beek that his future lies at the club by offering him a new contract, say reports in the Netherlands.

The 22-year-old was one of the stars of his club’s stunning run to the Champions League semi-finals and has been linked with the likes of Tottenham and Barcelona.

However, Voetbalzone has reported that former Arsenal forward Marc Overmars – now operating as director of football at the Amsterdam club – will offer Van de Beek fresh terms.

The Netherlands international signed a contract extension to the summer of 2022 in January 2018, but he will be offered a new deal as the club look to retain his services for next season.

Ajax were crowned Eredivisie champions on Wednesday, an achievement Van de Beek has played a crucial role in with 10 assists and nine goals in 34 league appearances.

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