Jurrien Timber set for Arsenal move?

Arsenal are on the hunt for a defender with Ajax’s Jurrien Timber being one of the top targets. Manchester United’s Erik Ten Hag coached him at Ajax and wanted him last summer but a deal could be made. Now, Timber looks set to move to North London.

Arsenal made an opening bid worth €30 million, with Ajax holding out for closer to €50m, David Ornstein reported this week. De Telegraaf journalist Mike Verweij thinks the Gunners will be able to agree to a fee “between €40m and €50m” with Timber extremely interested in making the move.

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“Timber has said from the very first moment that he only wants to leave Ajax for an absolute top club,” Verweij said. “Even Bayern, who have not yet made an offer, are still waiting, because Arsenal are his dream and priority. He doesn’t listen at all to other clubs.”

“Ajax & Arsenal really still have to negotiate about the transfer fee, but Timber has also been promised to think along, so there is an agreement [to let him leave]. No fixed transfer fee. Ajax bet on €60m. I think they will come out between €40m and €50m.”

Arsenal could face stiff competition from Bayern Munich and the longer the wait, the higher the chances are of someone swooping in and taking him else. Arsenal currently face a similar situation with Declan Rice as Manchester City are set to bid as well.

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