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Real want £100m Van de Beek

first_imgRelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Tottenham re-signs Bale on loan Real Madrid are reportedly leading the chase to sign £100 million-rated Ajax star Donny van Beek – just months after Manchester United snubbed signing him for just a third of the price.The Red Devils rejected the chance to sign the star after being quoted just £35 million in the summer.And now La Liga side Real Madrid are keeping up their efforts to land the Holland international, according to the Sunday People .They were linked with a move for the 22-year-old in the last transfer window but Zinedine Zidane was still keen on signing Paul Pogba.Van Beek has rose to prominence in recent seasons, notably in the last campaign where was part of the Ajax team that reached the Champions League semi-final.Indeed, he netted the only goal in the first leg win at Tottenham before a Luca Moura hat-trick dumped them out in the second leg.United targeted Van Beek when it seemed like they were going to lose Pogba to either Real Madrid or Juventus .But they reeled back their interest when Ajax quoted them a price and the club decided that Pogba was staying at Old Trafford.Van Beek is keen to further his career at one of Europe’s big boys but insisted recently that he would not leave Ajax midway through the season.“I don’t want to leave during the winter break. I play here all season, I finish at Ajax this year,” Van de Beek told Dutch outlet VI.“That gives me clarity and tranquility. What happens after that, I see. Whether they know that in Madrid? Everyone knows that.“Maybe someday in my career it will happen that I switch club during the winter break, but now I don’t like it.“You fight with a team for something and then you go halfway to another club. I want to pop again at Ajax this season.”Tags: Lucas MouraReal MadridVan de Beeklast_img read more

Canadian Teenager, Andreescu, Stuns Serena to Win US Open

first_imgAndreescu is the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam Williams, seeded eighth, looked edgy throughout as she aimed to match Australian Margaret Court’s tally of all-time major wins, handing over three of Andreescu’s five breaks of serve with double faults.By contrast, Andreescu – playing in the US Open main draw for the first time – played with the confidence which has marked her out as a star in a stunning breakthrough year.The Canadian is the first teenager to win a Grand Slam since Maria Sharapova claimed the 2006 title at Flushing Meadows.She is the first teenager to win their maiden Slam since Russian Sharapova at Wimbledon in 2004.Andreescu kept her nerve to take a third match point with a forehand down the line, dropping her racquet to the ground and then, after a warm hug with Williams, falling to the court in disbelief with her arms spread out as she contemplated her achievement.After returning to her feet, she used a hastily-arranged step ladder to climb into her player’s box and embrace her nearest and dearest, including parents Nicu and Maria.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Serena Williams’s quest for a 24th Grand Slam title came unstuck again as teenager Bianca Andreescu won her first major in a gripping US Open final yesterday. Williams, 37, could not cope with the 19-year-old Canadian’s quality in a 6-3 7-5 defeat.Andreescu, seeded 15th, lost a double break in the second set before taking her third match point. To the disappointment of a stunned home crowd, Williams has now lost four successive major finals.“Bianca played an unbelievable match,” Williams told the crowd on Arthur Ashe Stadium. “I’m so proud and happy for you, it was incredible tennis out there.”last_img read more