Ajax have been the story of the season so far, as they've completely dominated the UEFA Champions League by knocking down defending champions Real Madrid and Juventus from the competition, as well as taking the lead in the semifinals against Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham.
This team has been led mostly by youngsters and has proven that can really go against the best players in the world thanks to their discipline, work ethic, and team effort, as well as one of the best academies in Europe nowadays.
There's no wonder why Barcelona was so high on making a run at Frenkie de Jong, who they already signed to be Sergio Busquets successor, given the talent and maturity shown by the midfielder.
Matthijs de Ligt has also drawn a lot of attention from European giants, with Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester United, and Bayern Munchen all interested in signing him after being one of the best center-backs in the world despite his tender age.
However, there's another young man no one seems to be talking about, and Real Madrid want to make the most of that by snatching him in the summer: Donny Van de Beek.
Zinedine Zidane is bound to strengthen the team's midfield and Van de Beek has really impressed with his playmaking and goal-scoring, proving that he's already ready to take a step forward on his career.
According to Marca, Los Blancos are really high on his ability to read the game, make interceptions and even lead the team's offense from the center of the pitch, so they could make a run at him if they strike out on their dream of signing Paul Pogba, especially considering he would be a much cheaper option for Florentino Perez.
Paris Saint-Germain are already fond of Van de Beek, as per the report, and he's expected to cost no less than 60 million euros, assuming Ajax is actually willing to let him go after already completing a deal for Frenkie de Jong.