Real Madrid line up €120m double transfer raid on Ajax

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Real Madrid are reportedly making Ajax duo Matthijs de Ligt and Donny van de Beek among their top transfer targets for the summer.

The Spanish giants look in need of a major rebuilding job after a difficult season, and raiding one of Europe’s most exciting teams could be a good place to start.

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Ajax have been a joy to watch this season as they’ve made it as far as the Champions League semi-finals, and currently have a strong advantage over Tottenham following their first leg clash on Tuesday.

Van de Beek scored Ajax’s winner in north London, and Don Balon claim he’s seen as a cheap alternative to Spurs playmaker Christian Eriksen for Real Madrid.

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder certainly looks capable of playing for almost any side, and could be just what Real need in terms of a long-term signing for that important position.

De Ligt, meanwhile, has long looked one of Europe’s most exciting young players, with the potential of becoming one of the great centre-backs of his generation.

If Madrid can get these two for just €120m as Don Balon suggest, it could end up being smart business by the club that sets them up for the next decade.

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