Ajax defender responds to Manchester United transfer speculation

Ajax defender Jurrien Timber has responded to speculation linking him with Manchester United.

This of course comes with current Ajax boss Erik ten Hag set to take charge of the Red Devils for the 2022/23 campaign.

In turn, this has led to a number of Ajax’s stars being linked with a switch to England. However, when quizzed on his links recently, the stopper seemed eager to play them down:

"I'm good at Ajax. I can still learn a lot, especially if we continue to play in the Champions League,” Timber stated.

Then, when reacting to United's appointment of Ten Hag, the Ajax player added: "He deserves it. Ten Hag has been very important to me personally. Under him I became the footballer, the man I am today. The coach talked to me a lot. He's been very critical, in a good, constructive way. I won't forget it any time soon."

Who is Jurrien Timber?

Timber has spent the last eight years plying his trade in Amsterdam with Ajax.

The 20-year-old joined the Dutch powerhouse’s youth ranks back in 2014, departing fellow Eredivisie side, Feyenoord.

Timber enjoyed several successful years with Ajax’s youth sides, and is a Dutch under-17 champion.

However, despite still only being 20, the stopper has long been establishing himself as something of a key cog in Ajax’s senior setup.

The central defender truly burst onto the first-team scene during the 2020/21 campaign, when he featured 20 times in the league and five times in the Europa League for Ajax.

And he has since managed to maintain his starting berth across the current season, playing 40 games across all competitions to date.

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