Dutch professional football player and Ajax club Midfielder Donny van de Beek insisted he was yet to start learning Spanish amid links with a move to Real Madrid.
Van de Beek, 22, is widely expected to eventually make a move away from Amsterdam after impressing at Ajax. The midfielder said there were several aspects to making a decision about a potential switch, but insisted he was yet to take Spanish language classes.
“My feelings about a club have to be positive. I don’t mean that it only important to feel wanted, I also need to fit in to the style of play,” Van de Beek told Helden.
“And of course, I would need to know how much playing time I would be given.”
He added: “It’s always nice to play in the sun, but I haven’t started taking Spanish classes yet.”
The Dutch giants enjoyed a tremendous 2018-19 campaign, although they’ve already lost a couple of key players in Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong.
Van de Beek had scored 10 goals in 37 games for Ajax this season before the campaign was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.