Ajax: Real Madrid...Again?
In 1979, Real Madrid offloaded Danish international Henning Jensen to Ajax.
It wasn't until 2007 when Real finally signed a player from Ajax.
This was after Jari Litmanen, the De Boer brothers and Richard Witschge followed the precedent set by Johan Cruyff and Johan Neeskens to go to Barcelona, Real's El Clasico rival.
The Ajax player was Wesley Sneijder, who had taken up the mantle from Rafael van der Vaart, and cost Real €27 million.
Incidentally, Van der Vaart, who played for Ajax from 2000-05, arrived at Real from Hamburg for €13 million to cover Sneijder's knee ligament injury.
Ajax received another substantial bid from Real, this time in the 2009 January transfer window for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar in a deal worth €20 million potentially increasing to €27 million.
Now in 2013, Ajax's rising star Davy Klaassen should be on Real's radar.
Klaassen To Compete With Isco
In Klaassen's last two games for Ajax, he has scored four goals, including a wonderful hat-trick against NAC Breda, a team that had beaten PSV Eindhoven 2-1 earlier in the season.
Klaassen possesses an immaculate first touch, his finishing is class, his upside is high and he can push Isco for a starting position.