Jurriën Timber has agreed to join Arsenal, according to Fabrizio Romano. The 22-year-old Ajax defender is said to be keen on the move, but Arsenal’s initial €35m bid was not enough for Ajax to accept. The 36-time Dutch champions reportedly want close to €50m for the Timber, who was a Manchester United transfer target last winter. Arsenal will submit a new offer soon.
Bayern Munich have also shown interest in Jurriën Timber. However, the Bundesliga club are yet to submit an offer, and with Kim Min-Jae close to joining the German giants from Napoli, the central defender role will be occupied.
Timber has two years remaining on his current contract. The defender has represented his country 15 times, and he featured 34 times in the Eredivisie last season. He scored two goals and provided two assists within those games as Ajax finished third.
Jurriën Timber is an exceptional talent and there’s no surprise that Arsenal are keen on getting the deal done. His ability to play out from the back and provide the Ajax attack with opportunities is exceptional. His physical presence in the Ajax defence is also superb. If Arsenal pay between £35m-£50m for the youngster, it could be brilliant value for money for the North London club.