Man Utd determined to agree deal for Ajax in-demand defender
Manchester United are allegedly ‘seriously interested’ in snapping up Ajax defender Jurrien Timber in the summer transfer window.
The player enjoyed an impressive 2021-22 season for his Dutch club, making 43 outings in all competitions, netting three goals and grabbing two assists in the process.
In de Joden’s title-winning Eredivisie campaign, he featured 30 times, registering three goals and two assists, while the 20-year-old also appeared eight times in the UEFA Champions League this term.
He only has a little over 24 months left to run on his existing deal, though, and there has been plenty of speculation surrounding his long-term future in the latest weeks.
Incoming Red Devils head coach Erik ten Hag is said to be interested in bringing the six-time Netherlands international with him to the Theatre of Dreams this summer.
According to journalist Florian Plettenberg, Julian Nagelsmann’s Bayern Munich made an official enquiry for the talent but were told that the ace is currently in talks regarding a possible switch to England.
Plettenberg states that Ralf Rangnick’s side are ‘seriously interested’ in him, and conversations with the youngster’s camp have already taken place.
When asked about his future in April, the Dutchman said that he was in no rush to leave de Joden, but Jurrien spoke of his close relationship with Erik.
“I’m good at Ajax. I can still learn a lot, especially if we continue to play in the Champions League,” he told Het Parool.
“He deserves it (the Man United job). Ten Hag has been very important to me personally. Under him I became the footballer, the man I am today.
“The coach talked to me a lot. He’s been very critical, in a good, constructive way. I won’t forget it any time soon.”
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