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He Real Madrid was about to close the signing of From the brook. The young player of the Ajax It has established itself as one of the great pearls of continental football. It had aroused the interest of big clubs. And the merengue entity took the lead. However, the coronavirus crisis and the exit operation in the Zidane they changed the course of Van de Beek.
He has finally signed for Manchester United. A decision that, some of those who know him best, see as a success compared to the possibility of having played for Real Madrid. Ruben’s young child, who was his coach at Ajax, has made his preference clear. The English club is the ideal place for Van de Beek to unfold his full potential on the pitch.
The technician, in a few words to Manchester Evening NewsHe assured that “in the Premier, Van de Beek will be put to the test.” At 23 years old, he will be below the average age that there is in English competition. But this, according to Jongkind, will not be a problem. “I think he has shown that he has enough skills to play at the highest level.” He, who knows him well, knows that “he likes challenges” and that he has “the mentality of wanting to go further and further”.
Jongkind said that “Manchester United is a good club” and that, moreover, “they tend to sign young players.” That is why he sees his new destination as “a great choice” and “much better than Real Madrid“. The coach stressed that, in case of having closed his incorporation to the merengue club, everything” would have been a disaster. “His reasons are few and very simple:” United’s style of play is more similar. “
In addition, the way and time in which his signing has been closed also favors the player. “It is the best moment”, has indicated a Jongkind who, to compare it with other cases, has recalled that of Justin chews. The Dutchman signed for the Rome in 2018. A movement that, in his opinion, was closed “too soon”.
The keys that truncated his signing
Despite Jongkind’s words, it is a fact that Van de Beek wanted to play for Real Madrid. The player had been related on other occasions, but it was at the beginning of the year that his arrival in the Spanish capital began to gain momentum. The merengue club wanted to strengthen the midfield and the young Dutchman fit in with the project.
However, as the player himself has revealed, there were two factors that paralyzed the operation. The first and most important was the coronavirus. The pandemic put all world football on hold and a large part of the planned signings. And, to this, added the difficulties of the club to lighten the squad of those players with whom it does not have.
Recently, Real Madrid has managed to close the exits of those who did not have a gap, allowing them to have a squad more in line with the circumstances. Óscar, Brahim or Ceballos are some of the cases.
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