Donny van de Beek is on Tuesday at Ajax just in the base in the game in the third preliminaries of the Champions League against PAOK Saloniki.

Coach Erik ten Hag announced on Monday that the player desired by Real Madrid will continue to play. "He's there and going to play. It has not been a subject not to set him up."

According to local media, the Spanish superpower would have more than 50 million euros left over for the midfielder, who was still accurate last Saturday against Vitesse (2-2).

Ten Hag desperately needs the much-scoring Van de Beek if Ajax wants to reach the group stage of the ball of millions just like last year. All the necessary chances were missed against Vitesse.

"It needs to be sharper," Ten Hag said on Monday. "We know where we need to improve, because you don't get many opportunities in Europe."

PAOK-Ajax starts on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The winner plays in the play-offs against APOEL Nicosia from Cyprus or Qarabag from Azerbaijan.