Jaap Stam advises Manchester United target to stay at Ajax

Former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam has advised Jurrien Timber to stay at Ajax if they hire a top manager in the summer.

It has been a challenging season for Ajax as they attempt to transition to life without Erik ten Hag.

The Dutchman’s successor, Alfred Schreuder, was replaced in January with John Heitinga in charge until the end if the season.

Timber is one of the players who has been strongly kinked with a move away from Ajax this summer. He even stated recently that he was open to the idea of leaving Amsterdam, as per the Daily Mail, a year on from being one of Erik ten Hag’s top targets at Old Trafford.

Those links remain in the media today, with Timber being tipped as one of United’s targets this summer.

However, Stam feels Timber should not be making a decision over his future based on money and what statue of the club he could be joining.

Stam also advised the Netherlands international to hold fire until Ajax decide on their new manager.

Speaking to Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad (H/t Sport Witness): “He really has a lot of potential but he doesn’t have to make a choice for money or a big name.

“At Ajax, he has the guarantee of playing for trophies.

“But what I would really consider if I were him is how and with him Ajax are thinking of hitting back.

“And if staying is an option for him, maybe he should keep himself informed.”

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