According to Football Transfers, Jurrien Timber from Ajax attracted interest from Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United. However, the report suggests that the Ajax defender has a preference for a move to Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.
According to the report, Arsenal initiated negotiations for the 22-year-old Dutch international defender. They are aware of increased interest from Liverpool and Manchester United.
Football Transfers reported that Arsenal’s bid of £30 million for Jurrien Timber has been rejected by Ajax. The Dutch club is seeking a fee of £50 million for the talented youngster. Meanwhile, the report also mentions that Timber is actively urging Ajax to facilitate a move to Arsenal.
Hence, it appears that Arsenal has a higher probability of securing the signing of Jurrien Timber from Ajax. In the upcoming summer transfer window, potentially edging out competition from Liverpool.
Why will it be difficult for Liverpool to obtain Jurrien Timber?
Although Liverpool showed interest in Jurrien Timber, Arsenal seems to be more serious in their pursuit of the versatile 22-year-old. He can play as a center-back or right-back. Arsenal’s proactive approach is evident with their submission of a bid for Timber. Considering this, Timber has the potential to thrive at Arsenal should the transfer materialize.
Despite being just 22 years old, Jurrien Timber has gained significant experience by featuring prominently for Ajax in the Eredivisie, as well as in European competitions such as the UEFA Champions League. His exposure to high-level competition at such a young age showcases his potential and development as a player.
During the previous season, Jurrien Timber made a notable impact for Ajax in the Eredivisie. Thus, contributing two goals and two assists across 34 matches. Additionally, he showcased his abilities in European competitions. He made six appearances in the UEFA Champions League and featuring twice in the UEFA Europa League. These performances highlight his versatility and ability to make meaningful contributions in different competitions.
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