Eredivisie 2018/19 Tactical Analysis: Donny van de Beek at Ajax

After thrilling Eredivisie and Champions League campaigns Ajax’s immensely talented young players have come under the radar in the blink of an eye. Barcelona “put their hands” on Frenkie de Jong earlier in the season, whilst their leader Matthijs de Ligt has the interest of the biggest European clubs, all waiting for the decision on his future.

One player that stayed a bit out of the spotlight is Donny van de Beek, although he deserves no less attention than his fellow players. The 22-year-old has proved to be a crucial part of the title-winning team and he often found himself in a great position to give Ajax an extra push.

Playing as a central attacking midfielder he has shown outstanding off the ball movement mixed with strong decision-making and vision, often ending being decisive in important games.

Although he clarified his plans to stay in Amsterdam, there are a few teams that would fit him perfectly.  Let’s take Arsenal, who are struggling for players on this position and have no variety on their bench. With Aaron Ramsey’s departure and Mesut Özil’s inconsistent performance, the Gunners won’t be in a good place, as they would experience struggles with delivering balls to the amazing front duo Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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