Arsenal poised to secure target in major defensive acquisition

In an exciting development, it appears that Arsenal is on the verge of signing highly sought-after defender Jurriën Timber from Ajax, reports Sports Witness.

Last weekend, Dutch press reports revealed Jurriën Timber’s desire to join Arsenal during the summer transfer window. Although Ajax initially demanded €60 million for the 22-year-old centre-back, it is believed that they are now willing to negotiate around €50 million.

Arsenal had previously seen their €35 million bid rejected, but with personal terms agreed upon, the negotiations are expected to proceed smoothly.

Arsenal’s sporting director, Albert Stuivenberg, played a pivotal role in convincing Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta of Timber’s immense potential. Drawing from his experience working with renowned coach Louis van Gaal, Stuivenberg managed to sway Arteta’s opinion of the young defender. After delving deeper into Timber’s capabilities and analyzing his style of play, Arteta became convinced that the Ajax star was the missing piece in Arsenal’s defensive puzzle.

All parties involved in the negotiations are reportedly keen on finalising the deal. The agreement between Ajax and Timber, wherein the club promised to let go of the Netherlands international in this window, has further facilitated smooth discussions. With the club management and coaching staff aligned in their admiration for Timber’s abilities, Arsenal’s eagerness to secure the young talent is palpable.

Just Arsenal Opinion

The impending signing of Jurriën Timber represents a significant move by Arsenal as they look to fortify their defensive options.

Should all go as planned, Timber’s arrival at Arsenal will mark an essential step forward for the Gunners in their quest for success in the upcoming season.

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  1. In the the Mirror report on the 13th of June , 2023 , It said Ten Hog the current gaffer of man United was stunned by Timber refusing to join him at Old Trafford.

    A close look at the Dutchman and you quickly realized why

    Despite being below 6 ft and not physically imposing, Timber seems to compensate with his ground coverage, physicality, and speed. His body to body strength aids him in suffocating duels, while his scanning and positioning helps him recover and make clinical challenges.

    If Brighton was selling this player, his value would be twice what we are paying.

  2. I really like this. We scored plenty of goals last season; we faltered because we let too many in. That’s not a knock on our quality defenders and GK. It’s a result of a lack of depth. When Saliba and Tomi were out, we had some problems. Kiwior is part of the answer, but Timber is more battle ready. With him, we’re well set in defense, I think. This would probably mean that there is no longer a spot for Rob Holding, a player I have always liked, but he could play regularly in another club that did not demand so much mobility from their CBs.

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