Manchester United ‘seriously interested’ in Dutch starlet who has snubbed Bayern interest
According to Sky Sports reporter Florian Plettenberg on Twitter (h/t The Sun), Ajax Amsterdam defender Jurrien Timber has apparently rejected a move to Bayern Munich and could join up with incoming new Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford. ten Hag is set to join United and take over as the club’s permanent boss at the end of the season, replacing Ralf Rangnick at the helm. The Dutchman has swapped Amsterdam for Manchester ahead of the new campaign, leading Ajax to their third consecutive Eredivisie title just a few weeks earlier. 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. The manager has his players to thank for the league triumph this time around, putting in consistent and strong performances throughout the season.
The 20-year-old’s displays at the heart of defence have seen him attract interest from Bayern, but the player could snub the German giants in favour of reuniting with ten Hag at United ahead of the summer transfer window. It is said that the English club have held talks with the player’s management, and the Red Devils are seriously interested in securing his services ahead of the new campaign. Central defence is an area that needs reinforcements at United, and ten Hag will be keen to bring along one of his rising stars from Ajax to address this issue. 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. Harry Maguire’s form will be a cause of concern for the new manager, with his club captain committing schoolboy errors to concede goals.
Victor Lindelof has stepped in for Varane whenever the player has been injured but has not been convincing enough to nail down a starting spot in the team. It remains to be seen if ten Hag will make an approach for the defender, or look elsewhere for a centre-back signing. With Ajax’s record of producing talented players over the decades, Timber’s potential United move could really benefit us in the long run.
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