Thank Van Gaal! Fans told if £35M valued star is heading to Man United this summer
Any potential move for Jurrien Timber by Man United is off – thanks to former Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal – it has been claimed
This Man United squad has defensive issues, cannot score the goals the club need and will need to replace both Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic, as they will be leaving the club for nothing in the transfer window.
United’s transfer budget this summer will depend on how many fringe players Ten Hag is able to offload, with Dean Henderson, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba all linked with moves.
Erik ten Hag is reportedly keen to sign Ajax defender as he will want to improve that back-line – and he has reportedly made a request to the board to delve into that transfer kitty to get a deal done
But amid the speculation – and while he admits Timber will eventually have the final say on whether he leaves Ajax this summer – fans have been told that Van Gaal may have scuppered a potential move for the player
The Netherlands boss talked the defender out of the move according to one Dutch journalist, as he feared he would not get enough game time – reporter Marcel van der Kraan told Sky Sports News this morning:
“Jurrien Timber is absolutely dead in the water. The player was ready to come. His agent went to Man United’s offices in London two weeks ago for very good talks, and money was never a problem.
“But one man turned up – Louis van Gaal. He told the player in the Dutch camp: ‘look if you go there, you game time could be limited for the World Cup in three months time’.
“For Timber, an Ajax style, Ten Hag player, he was told he wouldn’t be playing in Van Gaal’s Dutch team if he wasn’t playing every week for United, who have Maguire and Varane. Ten Hag would want to slowly draft him into his team, but Timber believes his game time for Holland would be limited.
“Ajax have taken advantage of that, they’ve said if you don’t go to United we’ll open talks for a new contract. Since last night, his agents are in talks with Ajax.”
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