There has been no indication that Manchester United’s interest in Jurrien Timber has waned, and it’s possible that Erik ten Hag may make a new offer to the Dutch defender.
Jurrien Timber is reportedly high on Manchester United’s transfer target list, and Erik ten Hag is also interested in reuniting with his former team. The Red Devils placed a high priority on signing the Dutch defender over the previous summer. Once the pursuit gets back into gear, however, a move could become apparent in the following window.
When Erik ten Hag arrived to Manchester United in the summer of 2013, he was already clearly full of ideas. After finishing in sixth place the previous year, the Dutch manager was looking to make some changes to the club and thought that adding players who would enhance the squad would be a good place to start.
Ten Hag has, for the most part, accomplished most of his primary goals. Antony, Lisandro Martinez, and Tyrell Malacia were three of those individuals. Their predicament in the middle of the field was remedied when Christian Eriksen and Casemiro were brought in. Yet, the manager was unable to get a priority star in the form of Jurrien Timber.
Timber was a top priority for ten Hag, and it’s possible that they intended to sign him before they did Martinez. According to various reports in the media, Louis van Gaal, the manager of the Netherlands national team, reportedly encouraged the Dutch defender to continue playing frequently for Ajax before the World Cup.
Timber’s planned relocation from Amsterdam never materialized as a result; nevertheless, he may reconsider his decision over the summer of 2019. The Netherlands defender has his sights set on joining a top club and competing in a league that is more competitive. Since ten Hag regards the 21-year-abilities old’s as a significant asset for the club, Manchester United has not given up on their pursuit of the player.
Due to the uncertainty surrounding the futures of several of Manchester United’s current stars, the club may use the summer transfer window to acquire a talented central defender. Together with Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof is a possibility to be one of the center backs that will be leaving in the summer.
If Manchester United receives an acceptable offer from one of the other clubs interested in Maguire, they may decide to let him go. It is believed that West Ham United has made a move. But, things have the potential to become more difficult in the chase of the England international. Ten Hag is looking to add a star with a wide range of skills to his team, and Timber is viewed as the best possible choice.
According to reports, the Dutch defender has requested that his representatives investigate the possibility of making a significant move this summer. Timber is estimated to have a market value of 45 million euros, but Ajax could ask for a fee comparable to what Manchester United paid for Martinez if they choose to sell him.
Due to his prior experience in both the center and on the right side of the defense, Timber was versatile enough to play either position. It will be of particular use to ten Hag, who will have the opportunity to sell Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the following window. There is currently no hard evidence connecting you to the Dutch defender. But, things may shift in the near future due to the fact that Ten Hag is interested in the proposal of his former player.