Former Ajax midfielder Marciano Vink has spoken about Manchester United transfer target Jurrien Timber.
Erik ten Hag has left Ajax to take the reins at Old Trafford ahead of the 2022/23 season. The club will need to back the new manager in the transfer market in order to rebuild the squad, with several players leaving this summer when their contracts expire, and we’ve been heavily linked with the versatile defender.
The 20-year-old was part of Ten Hag’s Eredivisie-winning side this season and it goes without saying that he would be an upgrade on most of the defenders already at the club.
Providing his thoughts on the links, Vink suggested that Timber would be a brilliant signing for United.
“Maybe he can play alongside Harry Maguire, this guy is ice cold,” Vink told ESPN FC.
“What this guy has shown in the Champions League against Haaland, what he has shown in the national team already at this age, he doesn’t blink.
“This guy is so comfortable on the ball, he anticipates like the best and a defender needs to anticipate, you can be a strong defender, tall but if you don’t know how to anticipate where the ball is going or attacker then you’re not a good attacker but this guy anticipates like the best.
“For me, it’s somebody who could play in the Premier League but also could help Man United from the back football wise.”