Just days after Ajax CEO Edwin van der Sar revealed that the midfielder will be allowed to leave the Johan Cruyff Arena, Gronkjaer suggested the Netherlands international should move to the Premier League.
Speaking to football correspondent Nizaar Kinsella, the ex-Denmark player said; “For his style of play alone, clubs like Tottenham or Chelsea would be a better fit. He is a big guy, box-to-box and takes good long shots.”
Having broken into Erik ten Hag’s first team from the famed academy ranks, Van de Beek has established himself as one of Europe’s brightest stars, making 23 appearances in the Eredivisie for the Amsterdam outfit, scoring eight goals, providing five assists, taking 1.9 shots per game, averaging 1.8 key passes, and successfully completing at least one dribble on average in the Dutch top flight this season (per WhoScored).
The 23-year-old has also shown he is more than capable of holding his own against some of the biggest teams in the world, playing five games in this season’s Champions League, bagging two goals and picking up one assist (WhoScored).
Naturally, many of the Tottenham faithful weighed in on Gronkjaer’s comments online, with one fan admitting they “would love to have him”.
Take a look at some of the Spurs fans’ reactions below…
The fact that he even mentions Spurs makes me think we have shown real interest in Donny— ManLikeJimmy (@ortner_jan) May 12, 2020
He’s good but not the type of midfielder we should prioritise. If we got a DM first Donny would definitely be good for some depth.— Enoch (@Wepayedthestaff) May 12, 2020
VDB, a fit Ndombele and GLC would actually be 🔥— Dec exotic (@miamibyrne) May 12, 2020
I fully agree. Would love to have him at Spurs. 🔥— Mourinho’s Spurs | #THFC (@watchtheMou) May 12, 2020
I’d seriously consider him if Ndombele leaves— Shonibare (@HansonShonibare) May 12, 2020
VDB, LeCelso & a DM
Really good player. I like him. Him and a Dm would be nice.— Tonetek (@Tonetek1) May 12, 2020
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