Jurrien Timber tipped to join Liverpool this summer

Jurrien Timber could join Liverpool in the summer after being tipped to leave Ajax in the summer.

Andy van der Meije and Wesley Sneijder discussed many things about their former side Ajax. The Eredivisie champions have endured a terrible season, which has not seen them retain the title. The overall performance since the departure of Erik ten Hag has been baffling on many levels, and the duo felt there was a need for change. The duo’s comments appeared on Voetbalzone via Sport Witness.

That change might come through player sales, with plenty of them linked with a move away. Of those, Edson Alvarez, Mohammed Kudus and Jurrien Timber are tipped to fetch considerable fees from the market. The latter remains linked with a move to Manchester United and Liverpool.

Timber would have moved last summer when Ten Hag was keen to take him along to Manchester United. Various reports pointed towards former Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal’s influence in preventing the 21-year-old Dutchman from leaving Ajax.

However, Timber is tipped to move on from the Eredivisie giants and possibly join Liverpool among all the teams. Van der Meije and Sneijder’s discussion hinted at the 21-year-old Dutchman joining Jurgen Klopp’s side during the summer window.

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Starting with Sneijder, he said, “They will need the next three years to fix the current problems. That will not recover within a year, right? I heard the salaries that are paid this week. That is around fifty million a year that they have to pay. That is no longer coming in. And they are not going to sell players very easily either.”

“There may be eight or nine players that Ajax will have to say goodbye to. But you also have to fill that up with quality if you want to re-join very quickly.

Van der Meijde tipped the 21-year-old Dutchman to join Liverpool in a big-money move. He said, “I think they will do that in a different way with the youth. Álvarez will leave for forty million, Kudus for thirty million and Timber will probably go to Liverpool. They also pay crazy money. Then you can start building again.”

John Barnes had also urged Liverpool to sign Timber to reinforce their backline. The 21-year-old Dutchman is not the first one to see his name linked with a move to Anfield. The Dutchman offers versatile qualities that could help Liverpool improve at least two positions at the back.

However, any deal will depend on Ajax’s demands, as they have previously extracted top fees for their promising stars. Whether Timber goes to Liverpool or Manchester United, the defender will likely move out of Ajax for a bigger challenge.

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