Donny van de Beek has downplayed the hints that he is ready to leave Ajax for Real Madrid this summer.
Van de Beek has attracted the interest of some of the best European clubs since the end of last season after helping his team in the Champions League semifinals.
Manchester United and Real are among the teams that have been linked with the 22-year-old, with some reports suggesting that a £ 45m move to the Bernabeu has already been agreed.
But Van de Beek said his future has not yet been decided, describing the claims as “premature” and insisted that he is in no hurry to leave the Amsterdam club.
“It doesn’t make sense that he can’t control what people say,” said Van de Beek Algemeen Dagblad (via SPORT).
“I think it’s premature. I have often said: I won’t hurry; I’m fine here.”
However, the Dutch international did not completely rule out the move to Bernabeu in the future, adding: “If it happens, it happens.”
After a series of impressive performances for Ajax last season, Van de Beek has delivered eight goals and four assists in 19 league games for Erik ten Hag’s team this season.
Dutch champions are already planning to lose one of their big names this summer after confirming that they have agreed on a deal to sell Hakim Ziyech to Chelsea.
The giants of Eredivisie have accepted a commission of £ 33.3 million – potentially rising to £ 36.3 million – for the 26 year old, with the transfer subject to agreed personal conditions.
Speaking to Voetbal Primeur on the proposed move, Van de Beek said: “I wish him everything and I hope he will do very well there.
“It is a step that deserves in my opinion. He is a fantastic footballer, so I am confident that he will do well.
“I think it’s a very nice club with many young players who can grow.
“I think Hakim will definitely be in the (right) place. Everyone obviously had their opinion on the matter, but I think it’s a nice club for him.”