Jurrien Timber open to Manchester United move but insists it’s ‘better to stay at Ajax’ unless he’s a regular

Jurrien Timber has an offer from Manchester United (Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
 

Ajax star Jurrien Timber admits he’s undecided about a move to Manchester United and will let his ‘gut feeling be the deciding factor’.

The Dutchman has held talks with United in the last week over a move to Old Trafford, with Erik ten Hag keen to sign the centre-back.

The 20-year-old is already a six-cap Netherlands international and he’s capable at playing at full-back, which appeals to Ten Hag.

But, with United unable to offer Champions League football or a promise of regular first team football, Timber admits he’s unsure about a move to Old Trafford.

Ten Hag gave Timber his debut at Ajax (Photo by Angelo Blankespoor/Soccrates/Getty Images)
 

‘Of course I can develop further at Ajax – I am 100 percent sure of that,’ said Timber.

‘I don’t feel like I’m done at the club. But I can also develop at other clubs

 am now focusing on the upcoming international matches and then go on holiday. Then I’ll have to think about it some more. In the end, my gut feeling will be the deciding factor.

‘The picture has to be right. You can go to a big club. But if you’re not going to play there, it’s better to stay with Ajax. And Ajax is also a big club.’

Timber has two years to run on his deal in Amsterdam and the club will demand around £43m should he make it clear that he wants to join United.

Phil Jones, Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe have all been put up for sale as Ten Hag prepares to clear some of the deadwood at Old Trafford.

 

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