It’s been an intriguing season for both Liverpool and Man United in 2022/23, though it’s reasonably clear that both Premier League giants will need to strengthen their squads during the summer.
There are various areas of both squads that need to be addressed, with the Red Devils arguably looking for a replacement for Harry Maguire as a matter of priority.
To that end, news that Ajax star, Jurrien Timber, has all but issued a come-and-get-me plea, will be music to the ears of former manager of the club and now Man United chief, Erik ten Hag.
Jurgen Klopp will likely be keeping a watching brief on developments too, given that Vandaag Inside note via Dutch TV show Veronica Inside that Timber’s girlfriend is already house hunting in Liverpool.
Jurrien Timber in action for Ajax
“For me it is the same situation as last season. If I say: I’m leaving, it has to fit,” Timber said to Ziggy Sport, quoted by Voetbal Primeur.
“Playing style is important, playing minutes… Participating in the prizes is also important. My favorite country? I dare not say that.
“That’s why I’m doing the same as last season. The chance is there, it can happen, but I’m also good here. I’m still young and everything suits me here. I’m going to take a look.”
Given that the player can also operate at right-back, he presents an interesting proposition for either team.
From a Liverpool perspective, his hire would allow Trent Alexander-Arnold to play in the midfield role that he’s been excelling in of late.
It would also see him line up alongside countryman, Virgil van Dijk, which could well be a potential ace that the Anfield outfit hold over their north east rivals.
That said, ten Hag’s own background in the Dutch league and subsequent move to Old Trafford could swing things in United’s favour.
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