Donny Van de Beek hints at Ajax departure

Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek has hinted that he could leave Ajax during the transfer window after finding himself out of favour under manager Erik ten Hag. The 21-year-old started the club’s first game of the season against Sturm Graz but he has since found himself being benched by the head coach.

Speaking to Voetbal International, the youngster admitted he is trying to give his best for the team but finds himself in a difficult position with a starting spot no longer assured, he said: “I just keep giving one hundred percent my best and full commitment. It’s the trainer’s choice, of course, it’s hard to get in. I’ve been through it before, it’s still difficult, but I’ll always give it all, it’s the trainer’s choice.”

Earlier last month, Van de Beekindicated that he would definitely be staying put with the Dutch giants for the campaign but he has now suggested that he may have to reconsider his position with the club, he added: “It is of course a slightly different situation than in the beginning, we will see, I am not satisfied with this role, it is also up to me, I always have to give everything and continue to do my best as long as I am here.”

Ajax have tended to lose valuable recruits in every summer transfer window and this time has been no different with Justin Kluivert making the switch to AS Roma. Nevertheless, they are also some positives, considering they have restricted the sale of Matthijs de Ligt, who has caught the eye of Europe’s elite at the tender age of 19.

The teenager has already made himself a regular with the Dutch national side and reports earlier suggested that he could join one of Barcelona or Tottenham Hotspur. However, neither side have approached for his signature nor the youngster appears certain to remain in Amsterdam for the current campaign at the least.