FC Barcelona are keen on bringing Donny van de Beek to LaLiga this summer. The Ajax midfielder has been on the club’s shortlist ever since Ronald Koeman has been appointed as the new head coach at the Nou Camp. Ajax are demanding around €40m for Van de Beek but Barcelona are hoping the club will accept an alternative bid.
Mundo Deportivo have claimed that Barcelona have offered Ajax the services of Luis Suarez plus €20m. Earlier reports have already suggested that Ajax had interest in bringing the Uruguayan striker back to their club and it now seems that Barcelona are ready to include Suarez into the deal.
It is expected that Ajax are interested in such a deal but it seems unlikely that the Dutch giants will settle for €20m plus Suarez. Ajax reportedly value Suarez at €15m, which would bring the total value of the transfer to €35m, €5m short of their own valuation of Van de Beek. It could be possible that Ajax will demand €25m and Suarez in the deal.
Barcelona are looking to sign Van de Beek as they are ready to rejuvenate their midfield next season. Arturo Vidal and Ivan Rakitic are looking to be sold this summer and the Blaugranas are keen on signing the 22-year-old Van de Beek. The Ajax midfielder is known for his ability to score goals and that is a trait that Koeman would love to add to his team.