Manchester United have reportedly held talks over Ajax defender Jurrien Timber as Erik ten Hag looks his Eredivisie-winning squad to help improve his new side.
Tag Hag announced that he has terminated his Ajax contract six-weeks early to begin work at United. While I admire that, it’s important that he gets some rest of the summer too. This will be like a no other job he’s had before with constant pressure on the agenda.
However, it’s important that the fans remain patient and understand how much work there is to get through in order for Ten Hag to build a successful team at Old Trafford. He will be given time to get it right.
According to the Daily Mirror, negotiations are already underway for United to sign the £35m-rated Dutch defensive starlet.
On top of that, Ten Hag already gone on record to say he expects plenty of top clubs to show an interest in Timber this summer, so United will be expecting competition from other potential suitors.
Update #Timber: #FCBayern inquired about him but it is said that the 20 y/o could join Ten Hag to #MUFC! Talks with his management have taken place. Manchester United is seriously interested. @SkySportDE 🇳🇱
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) May 16, 2022
It comes as no surprise that Ten Hag is a big fan of the 20-year-old defender, who can also play in midfield, after watching him grow rapidly in the Ajax team this season.
Moreover, United desperately need to bolster in defence and midfield this summer, and it would help if we got one or two versatile players who can play a number of poisitons.
Timber fits the profile.