Ajax defender Jurrien Timber has admitted he will leave the club next summer after a transfer window in which the Netherlands international attracted interest from Manchester United and Tottenham.
Speaking to AD, the 21-year-old prospect revealed he plans to leave Ajax next summer after deciding to stay at the club for another year despite reported interest from Tottenham and United, with Bayern Munich also keen on Timber, which last season was. one of the breakout stars of the Eredivise.
A regular for both Ajax and the Dutch national team, Timber’s defensive versatility made the youngster a valuable asset to many clubs during the summer, however with the centre-back making the decision to stay in Amsterdam, the Dutch champions would have appreciated- a graduate of the academy. to £36 million.
While United managed to sign both Lisandro Martinez and Antony from Ajax for a combined fee of £140m, the Red Devils could be favorites to land Timber next summer if the defender decides to leave the Netherlands, at right back, another position in which the defender is a natural. in, a problem area for Erik Ten Hag’s side.
Indeed, Tottenham’s interest could spell trouble for United with the allure of Antonio Conte a tempting one for the Timbers, however one thing is certain, the defender already has his mind and heart set on leaving Ajax next year, regardless of the club’s success in the new one. season.
Timber said when asked if he would leave Ajax next year: “Has it been agreed to make a transfer next year? That’s the plan, so yeah. But you never know how things will turn out in the end. But we had good discussions about it with Ajax.”
Timber’s decision to leave Ajax is huge for Tottenham and United
Timber has established himself over the past 12 months as one of Holland’s most exciting emerging talents, and for the defender to admit he will leave Ajax next summer is big for the likes of Tottenham and United, who could battle it out in 2023 to sign him. talented young man.
After all, another year of regular football in the Eredivisie and UEFA Champions League will see the Timbers develop a lot, and this could see the Ajax star heading into next year’s summer window as a defender capable of competing in any league at a young age, something tottenham. and United will find it very attractive.
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