Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Jurrien Timber from Ajax on Friday afternoon.
Timber joined Ajax from Feyenoord as a youngster and has since made 121 appearances for the Dutch outfit.
He joins Arsenal after several impressive years with Ajax and is sure to be a key figure at the back for the Gunners in 2023/24. Timber is a natural centre-back, but 101 covered reports earlier today which claim he will also be used as a right-back in place of Ben White.
On the signing, sporting Director Edu said: “We are very happy to bring Jurrien to Arsenal. He is a player that we have admired for a long time, so it’s a credit to everyone in our team that made this happen.
“Jurrien is a young talented international player, who fits our vision of competing with a young strong squad. I know Jurrien cannot wait to get started and we’re really hoping that he will be a great success here for many years.”
Mikel Arteta added: “We’re really excited that Jurrien has joined us. He is a versatile young defender, who will fit into our system and provide our squad with so much added quality.
“Jurrien is a young player, but has already achieved so much. He has experienced what it’s like to go to a major international tournament on more than one occasion, as well as the trophies he has won with Ajax. We look forward to welcoming and integrating Jurrien into the squad.”
Timber will wear the no.12 shirt for Arsenal and is believed to have set Arsenal back around £35m, though the Gunners did not confirm the transfer fee.