Manchester United have linked Julian Timber.
England’s ‘Cut Offside’ said on the 23rd (Korean time), “Man United is related to the transfer of Ajax’s defender Timber. Timber is currently being selected for the Dutch national team and is evaluated as a top-notch prospect. Harry Maguire this summer “With the possible departures of David and Victor Lindelof, Timber could be an ideal replacement.”
Manchester United’s recent mood isn’t bad. Although he was slowing down for a while after losing the last game against Arsenal (2-3 loss), he had been on an undefeated streak of 10 games, including 9 consecutive victories in the official game, until then. Currently, Manchester United is 11 points behind the ‘leading’ Arsenal, having played one more game. The possibility of winning the English Premier League (EPL) still remains. 안전놀이터
So far this season, Manchester United’s main centre-backs are Lisandro Martinez and Rafael Varane. Except for cases where they could not play due to injury or World Cup selection, most of the two players worked together. During this period, Man United showed a good figure and escaped the sluggishness in the early stages, such as two consecutive losses in the opening.
The problem is the center back backup resources. In particular, the controversy amplified when coach Eric Ten Hag placed left-back Luke Shaw in the center instead of third and fourth center backs Maguire and Lindelof after the World Cup break. The future of the two players, who were also pushed by the leftback, is unclear. Maguire has now played 8 league games and Lindelof has only played 6 games.
Timber was mentioned as a player who could replace them. Timber, who made his professional debut at Ajax in the 2019-20 season, gradually rose to the starting lineup under coach Ten Hag. Last season, he scored 3 goals and 2 assists in 30 appearances in the Dutch Eredivisie, and has played 17 league games this season as well.
Timber is only 21 years old, but he has proven his mettle and earned a spot in the Dutch national football team. And he played in 4 matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. He is 182 cm tall and not tall for a centre-back, but he has experience at both 4 and 3 back and has the strength of being able to play as right full-back.
For him, the transfer fee is the only variable. Timber has a contract with Ajax until the summer of 2025. He re-signed last summer. It was reported that Manchester United expressed interest in Timber even before the start of this season, but negotiations did not progress as Ajax demanded 50 million euros (about 67.2 billion won) at this time.