Manchester United ready to reignite interest in Jurrien Timber – Man United News And Transfer News

The summer transfer window was quite a hectic one for Manchester United, with six new players arriving through the doors of Carrington, while 11 first-team players left on loan or permanently.

The Red Devils were linked with almost every name under the Sun, while the club also came close to securing some deals that ultimately failed to materialise.

Among them, Jurrien Timber was a name constantly linked with United as soon as Erik ten Hag was appointed as new manager.

The wood moves again

The Dutchman spoke with his compatriot to ask him to join his new project but in the end Timber ended up staying at Ajax and signing a new contract.

But according to transfer expert Rudy Galetti, United are ready to rekindle their interest in the versatile defender as Ten Hag is a huge fan of the 21-year-old.

The Dutch international can play both at right back and centre-back, something United need at the moment given the imminent departure of Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

The Italian journalist revealed that Crystal Palace are close to bringing Wan-Bissaka back in a deal worth around £20m in January.

The United boss has mentioned the need to buy a quality right-back as competition for Diogo Dalot, who has started every game this season and is overstretched.

Timber’s arrival could change that and he could also fill one of the center back spots if needed with Harry Maguire struggling to get fit.

Wood offers multiple solutions

Timber had made his Ajax debut in 2019 under Ten Hag and has represented the Dutch champions 95 times in all competitions, contributing four goals and four assists in the process.

Louis van Gaal picked the Ajax defender in his Netherlands squad for the upcoming World Cup and it was widely reported that the former United manager had asked Timber to turn down United in the summer if he wanted to make the cut for Qatar.

But it won’t be easy to tempt Ajax into selling another of their stars to United. The Reds have already secured big-money moves for Lisandro Martinez and Antony.

Wood would be the perfect addition and so far all of Ten Hag’s purchases have turned out to be huge hits. According to Transfermarkt, he is valued at 45 million euros, but Ajax will surely want more for someone who has a contract until 2025.

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