Man United may well not be signing Jurrien Timber after all…
Over the last 24 hours, three players have been confirmed to be leaving Manchester United on free transfers this summer. The overhaul is well underway.
Signings will need to be made to replace those who are on the way out, with Jurrien Timber’s name consistently linked with a move to the Theatre of Dreams over the last few weeks.
Well, that transfer could now be in jeopardy, according to The Mirror’s Simon Mullock.
Mullock writes that United’s £35million move to sign the defender is now ‘in the balance’ due to the player having concerns. Apparently, Timber is ‘agonising’ over whether to call the deal off due to the fact that his World Cup dream could be placed under threat…
Timber has seen Louis van Gaal axe players like Donny van de Beek and Gini Wijnaldum from the Netherlands squad recently, with both players cut due to a lack of playing time for their club.
Obviously, Timber doesn’t want to follow that path, in case he struggles to nail down a regular place in Ten Hag’s Manchester United side. Being just 5ft 9in, it’s claimed that the 20-year-old may need time to adapt to life in the Premier League – and with the World Cup just a few months away, you can understand those fears.
Personally, though, I’d like to see Timber back himself. Rather than remain comfortable at Ajax, why not make the move to one of the biggest club sides in the world? After all, this opportunity doesn’t come around very often and there’s absolutely no guarantees United would make another move for Timber next summer.
What I do agree with Timber on is that Ajax have Champions League football on the table. That’s obviously far more attractive than playing in the Europa League next season.
If there are any doubts from Timber’s side, United need to swiftly move on to other targets and not hang around too long trying to chase a potentially unobtainable player.
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