Date: 24th April Age: 20 Position: Centreback Source: Preliminary Feyenoord Rumoured fee: 2.2m euro Transfermarket.co.uk value: £1.76m
Opinions on Sam van Beek (reacting to Netherlands under 21 squad annoucement 1 month ago):
Van Beek is much better than Bruma or Veltman (obvious bias aside).
He's been our best defender this season, a lot more consistent than Kongolo in my opinion
I'm also bias, but I realy think van Beek is better than Veltman, not so sure about Bruma. He makes much less mistakes than Veltman and has more of a killer instinct. Veltman is better on ball, but van Beek is also quite good at that.
Van Beek also has an amazing long pass, has confidence and rarely makes silly mistakes. He's already a key player for us at only 20 years old
Van Beek is also 2.5 years younger than Veltman. For a 20-year-old central defender he's fantastic, can't believe how well he's picking up De Vrij's job.
Van Beek is the best centerback in the Eredivisie atm.