PSG Are Plotting A €100m Swoop For Two Ajax Stars This Summer
Paris Saint-Germain are preparing to reinforce their squad in the summer and have their eyes set on landing two Ajax stars in the summer.
The Ligue 1 champions were knocked out of the Champions League early on this season at the hands of Manchester United, not to mention missing out on the Coupe de France last month after losing on penalties to Rennes in the final.
PSG boss Thomas Tuchel is keen to reinforce his squad options in the summer and has identified two targets already.
According to Canal+'s Geoffroy Garétier, the French side are ready to splash out at least €100m on Ajax duo David Neres and Donny van de Beek.
Neres, who is also a target for Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool, has made 50 appearances for the Eredivisie side this season, scoring 12 times and assisting 15 times across all competitions.
The 22-year-old Brazilian forward's current deal expires in 2022, which would put the club in a strong position when it comes to his price tag.
Van de Beek, meanwhile, has made 54 appearances for his club in this campaign, scoring 16 times and assisting 12 times across all competitions.
The 22-year-old Dutch midfielder, who has been linked with Real Madrid, also has a contract that keeps him at the Johan Cruyff Arena until 2022, though reports suggest that Ajax have slapped a €60m price tag on him.
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Edwin van der Sar, the CEO at Ajax, has insisted that the Eredivisie title-challenging side would not allow their squad to be dismantled at the end of the season.
"We know that's a fact. That's the history of Ajax all along. It has been in the '70s, '80s and '90s, so we know that," he told BT Sport.
"That also gives space for the younger players, guys who are 19 or 20. In two years time, they will be playing at this kind of level.
"We're not going to sell seven players. We need to make sure we can stay competitive. We like this stage of the competition and we like the recognition, so we're not going to break up the complete team.
"Of course that's Ajax development, giving young players a chance. It doesn't happen every year.
"Once every couple of years, you have a crop of talent coming through combined with experience with players like [Dušan] Tadić and [Daley] Blind and players who have stayed like Neres. It has made a fantastic team to watch."
Edwin van der Sar has helped nurture this amazing Ajax side :clap:
He spoke to @DesKellyBTS about getting the most out of the fabled academy and working with a smaller budget... pic.twitter.com/19fOKsghXw
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) 30 April 2019
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