Newcastle United news: £40m star confirms offers have arrived

Will Timber join Man United?

Ajax defender and  NEWCASTLE UNITED target Jurrien Timber has confirmed he has received plenty of interest regarding a summer transfer

Timber is a man that has been linked with a move to the Premier League for the last 12 months – with suggestions that Liverpool and Newcastle are ready to battle Manchester United for his services.

Timber has appeared in over 40 matches for Ajax this season where he scored one goal and provided two assists, and it is believed that a few of £40 million would be enough to get a transfer deal done.

Speaking to Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad, he said: ‘I met him here at De Toekomst [Ajax’s training ground] and then we spoke briefly and one-on-one.

‘He spoke longer with my agent. As far as I know, Ajax wants to keep me here.

‘Other than that, it is difficult for me to say anything about it. Conversations about this will follow soon.’

On the rumoured battle to sign him among some of Europe’s biggest clubs, Timber continued: ‘I’m now in the same situation as last year.

‘I don’t know yet if I’m going to make that step now. I’m glad I’m at Ajax. You can always show yourself here.

‘It’s not like I’m gone if we don’t play the Champions League. Ajax remains Ajax.

‘What I look at: if I leave, is the whole picture correct? I also know how important the coach and the guys around you are.

‘I assume that next season will be better. With or without me, Ajax usually gets it back on track.

‘I understand the guys who think: if a top club comes, I will go. It is also difficult to say no. Only, I don’t have that at all.

‘In my case everything is still open. Quite a lot is happening in the background in terms of interest. I will soon see what the concrete options are.’

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