Ajax defender Jurrien Timber has strongly hinted that he is destined to leave the club this summer amid reported interest from Manchester United last summer.
The Holland international once appeared likely to follow his former manager Erik ten Hag told old Trafford last year, but he was persuaded to remain at Ajax for a further 12 months.
United could ac accelerate their rebuilding project when the transfer window opens in June and central defensive reinforcements will be high on the agenda to upgrade Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof. Phil Jones is another defender who you could say is certain to leave as his contract is set to expire.
Wherever his next destination might be, it appears inevitable that Timber will move to a bigger club at the end of the season. I would fear that he doesn’t have the physicality of aggression required to play in the Premier League, but I would be happy to be proven wrong were he to sign for United.
He told De Telegraaf: “A transfer is getting closer and closer, so to speak. There is a lot of concrete interest and I have made agreements with Ajax.
“Last year Ajax asked me to stay for at least one more season and to extend my contract. As a club boy I did that with love and after the season we will review the situation.’
He added: “At the Dutch national team, I often talk to boys who play football abroad. I want to take that step someday. But when that is, you will eventually hear and it will happen in consultation with Ajax.
“I’m still here anyway and I’m in no hurry. The focus is now on the cup final and the remainder of the competition.”
Let us know in the comments section if you think Timber will come to United in the summer.
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