Jurrien Timber, a standout for Ajax Amsterdam, is coveted by Liverpool. According to reports, Liverpool is considering a possible deal for defender Jurrien Timber of Ajax Amsterdam as they try to bolster their backline during the forthcoming transfer window. The 21-year-old was previously mentioned in connection with a transfer to Manchester United.
But, according to the most recent гᴜмогs from 90min via Liverpool Echo, Tottenham Hotspur, and Liverpool may challenge the Red Devils for the services of the gifted young defender. Liverpool has struggled defensively this year as a result of several important players suffering injuries, so the signing of Timber might provide their backline some much-needed depth and solidity.
This season, the Dutchman has excelled for Ajax, becoming a consistent starter in the Eredivisie and making multiple appearances in the Champions League. This season, he has appeared 35 times for his team in all competitions.
With his poise on the ball and his keen sense of the game, Timber, who is only 21 years old, has drawn parallels to former Ajax and Barcelona defender Frank de Boer. His deal with the Dutch giants expires in 2025. (Transfermarkt)
Timber could relocate to Merseyside
With Liverpool’s ι𝚗jᴜɾү problems this season, his versatility in playing both as a center-back and as a right-back might be advantageous. Nevertheless, Liverpool will have a tough time luring Timber away from Manchester United, which is still keen on the young defender.
But, Liverpool may have a chance to land his services considering their recent success in the transfer market, status as one of Europe’s elite teams, recent 7-0 thrashing of United at Anfield, and more.
Earlier this year, Jurrien Timber faced up against Liverpool. He would be the most recent in a long line of gifted young players to join Liverpool in recent years should he do so. The Reds’ style of play currently heavily relies on players like Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez, and Luis Diaz.
With Virgil van Dijk and Cody Gakpo on the team and Pep Lijnders in charge of coaching, there is no doubt that the Dutch connection might facilitate a transfer for the young, skilled defender.
The choice will ultimately be up to Timber and Ajax, who will doubtless be hesitant to lose one of their most promising young stars. But if Liverpool can convince him to go to Anfield, it may turn out to be a wise decision for the team.
Netherlands national team coach Louis van Gaal played a key role in Jurrien Timber’s choice to stay at Ajax, rejecting Man Utd.
The 21-year-old defender has been on Manchester United’s transfer wish list, but he is categorically turning down a move to Old Trafford. According to Marcel van der Kraan, De Telegraaf’s head of sports, the deal has been abandoned altogether.
Van der Kraan told Sky Sports: “The player is ready to go. His representatives were in London to speak to Manchester United. They had very good conversations and money was never an issue. subject.”
However, Manchester United did not take into account Van Gaal, who warned Timber that a move to the Premier League superpowers might not benefit his chances of being in the Netherlands squad at the 2022 World Cup.
Van der Kraan continued: “It was a disappointment for Jurrien Timber, a typical Ajax player, and Erik ten Hag. But with Maguire and Varane, United of course have great defenders, he won’t. get to play there – at his age – every week.”
“Ten Hag wants him to slowly get used to the team and let him play at the right times. Timber told Ten Hag: ‘I can’t go with you to United, because of my position in the team. The Dutch nation is more important.”