Welcome back to TalkBarca. Our topic for today is FC BARCELONA’S TRANSFER PRIORITIES FT. VAN DE BEEK. In my previous article about Barca’s Transfer Priorities, I talked about Lautaro Martinez. I discussed briefly why Barca needs him and the conditions to bring him to Camp Nou are. Now we are going to talk about another player likely to come to Barcelona in this summer. Ronald Koemann clearly mentioned that he wishes to bring him to the Catalan club. That player is the current Ajax FC midfielder, Van De Beek. Van De Beek looks to be another FC Barcelona priority.
Van was a part of the Ajax team when they made it to the semi-finals of the Champions League. He was obviously accompanied by other great players such as Frenkie De Jong, Ziyech, De Ligt, and Tadic. Van spent another season at Ajax while his mates moved to other clubs. De Jong moved to FC Barcelona. Ziyech has recently completed a move to London for Chelsea FC. De Ligt moved to Italy to play for Juventus alongside the big man, Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronald Koemann clearly mentioned his desire to bring Van to Barca as soon as he was appointed.
We are going to discuss Van in proper detail because his arrival at the Camp Nou looks very likely and Koemann is going to put in his best effort to bring him here. Ajax FC is still full of many talented players and they do have the potential to qualify for UEFA knockout matches again. However, every young player dreams of playing for bigger clubs and achieve glory. This is where I think Van De Beek is also going to be interested in coming to Spain in this summer. He is already the favorite of many clubs including Real Madrid.
FC BARCELONA’S TRANSFER PRIORITIES FT. VAN DE BEEK
I mentioned above that many clubs are eyeing to bring Van De Beek to them. These include Real Madrid, PSG, Manchester United, and also the European Champions, Bayern Munich. The reason behind this is simply that every club recognizes the talent and skill Van possesses. He is a brilliant midfielder who has a versatile gameplay style and can fit in almost any team. However, Van De Beek is going to be more inclined to FC Barcelona this summer because his mate De Jong is already there. Furthermore, Koemann is also trying hard to bring him here.
Koemann looks determined to bring him to the club. However, FC Barcelona has a lot of midfield players, and signing any midfielder should be Barca’s least priority according to me. However, Koemann has different plans. One thing is for sure that Barcelona needs to sell currently active players in order to make room and money for Van De Beek. One good thing about this transfer is that this is not going to cost Barcelona a lot of money. However, I am going to talk about that a little bit later.
Let’s just take a look at the options Koemann can consider selling to make room for Van De Beek. Van is an offensive-minded midfielder such as Alena, Vidal, and also Riqui Puig. He likes to carry the ball forward and initiate as many attacks as possible. Therefore, Barcelona needs to get rid of any of these players before they consider buying Van De Beek.
Vidal is likely to leave in this summer and so is Rakitic. Barcelona is definitely not going to consider any offers for Puig. Therefore, it is going to be interesting to see how Koemann makes room for Van.
IS VAN DE BEEK BARCELONA MATERIAL?
Van De Beek is coming from Ajax FC. He is already aware of what the Cruyff philosophy is and Ajax players are always appreciated at Camp Nou. Donny Van De Beek is aware of what it takes to be a part of the midfield in FC Barcelona. Furthermore, he is going to combine with his previous teammate, Frenkie De Jong. Ronald Koemann is also going to be there to guide the young player which is going to make him feel comfortable and adapt quickly to the new environment. Let’s talk about his playing style.
Donny is not a brilliant or a world-class level dribbler. However, he knows how to maneuver the ball in tight spaces and play the right pass. His gameplay is unpredictable and he can play a decisive pass in the final third out of nowhere. Furthermore, he also has the quality to score goals on and off which is beneficial for any team. The duo of De Jong, and De Beek can be lethal against any opposition simply because both players have spent a lot of time together and they combine very well with each other.
We talked about Koemann’s desire to bring him in. We are also now aware that Donny is going to fit perfectly in this squad. However, FC Barcelona is a team that is currently struggling with money. So how much is Van De Beek going to cost us? This is going to be a huge factor in determining every transfer rumor in this summer for FC Barcelona.
Barcelona has a history of spending tones of money on players and later regretting it. However, Van De Beek does not look to be in that kind of scenario. Not only he promises to deliver but is also going to cost pretty less than normal midfielders with the same quality. He can go to any club for about 35 to 55 million. However, Ronald Koemann is keen to bring him to the club for as little as 30 million Euros. This is more of an investment than a business.
Van De Beek is a generational talent and if everything goes right for him, he is going to be one of the biggest players in a few years. Therefore, if Koemann can bring him in for this much money, it is going to be a serious deal done.
Anyway, guys, this is it from us. I hope you liked what we wrote. Let us know your thoughts about the Van De Beek transfer to Barcelona. It is obvious that Barcelona is going to make room for him before paying for him. They are going to sell their current unneeded midfielders such as Arturo Vidal or Ivan Rakitic. Busquests also look likely to leave the club this summer. I also think that the club is looking to get rid of other senior figures before they buy any other player.
We are going to keep you updated on everything. Stay tuned.