For over a year, Timber has been associated with a potential move to Old Trafford, particularly since the arrival of Erik ten Hag as manager. Ten Hag, formerly of Ajax, has already brought two of his former players, Lisandro Martinez and Antony, to Manchester United.
Jurrien Timber, the talented Ajax player, has expressed uncertainty about his future amidst ongoing speculation linking him with a move away from the club in the summer transfer window. The 22-year-old has attracted interest from both Arsenal and Manchester United as he enters the final two years of his contract.
While it remains to be seen if Timber will be the third Ajax player to join the Red Devils, Arsenal appears to have taken an early lead in the transfer window.
Reports indicate that Arsenal has made an initial bid of around £30 million for Jurrien Timber. However, Ajax values the Dutch international significantly higher, and it is understood that the Gunners will need to substantially improve their offer, despite Timber having two years remaining on his current contract.
After narrowly missing out on the Premier League title last season and securing a spot in the Champions League for the upcoming season, Arsenal is keen to strengthen its squad and add depth and quality. Timber’s versatility as a right-back who can also provide cover at center-back appeals to the North London club.
Ajax, on the other hand, is reportedly holding out for a fee of £50 million for Timber. Nevertheless, Arsenal may attempt to negotiate a lower price due to the player’s contract situation.
In a recent interview with Vandaag Inside, Timber hinted at a potential move by stating, “Will I stay with Ajax anyway? I’m not sure, I can’t say that. I’m not currently in talks with Ajax. My agent and I have had some good conversations, but we’re not discussing anything at the moment.”
As the transfer saga unfolds, fans and pundits eagerly await the outcome of Timber’s future. Whether he ends up at Arsenal, Manchester United, or remains at Ajax, his undeniable talent and potential make him an exciting prospect for any club.