In the summer transfer window of 2022, coach Ten Hag left Ajax to move to lead MU. The Dutch strategist at that time wanted to bring his two favorite students, Jurrien Timber and Lisandro Martinez, to Old Trafford. However, only the name behind joined the red half of Manchester, the rest they failed to convince Ajax to release Timber.
A year on, Ten Hag still wants to have Timber’s services to strengthen the midfield in the context that names like Victor Lindelof or Harry Maguire are about to be liquidated in the summer 2023 transfer window. With a tough attitude a year ago, at the moment Ajax seems ready to listen to offers for the 21-year-old.
The cause of this situation is because Ajax has just experienced a disappointing season, only finishing 3rd in the table and not having a ticket to next season’s Champions League and losing a huge amount of revenue. The club’s board wants to rebuild the squad and is ready to sell Timber if it is priced to have more transfer budget.
Nearly a month ago, Dutch media revealed, Ajax is ready to listen to offers of about 50 million euros for Timber. So far, Ajax have not received a specific offer, although Timber himself is said to want to join a “top club” after the Amsterdam team failed to qualify for the Champions League.
The latest moves show that Timber has a connection with Man United, when the 21-year-old Dutch star was in England and was present at Wembley to attend the FA Cup final between Man City and Man United.
The image of Timber appearing at Wembley quickly attracted the attention of the Red Devils’ fans, when many excited status lines appeared.
“Welcome Timber to England, to MU”, one person wrote.
The second more optimistic wrote: ”Timber came to the field to watch MU and see the future team win”.
The third person wrote: “Timber came to see his teammates at MU in the future with a smiley face.”