Ryan Gravenberch tips Jurrien Timber to leave Ajax for big money
Jurrien Timber currently appears set to stay at Ajax this summer, amid worries over his World Cup place, The Guardian reported.
One player who has quit Ajax is midfield ace Ryan Gravenberch, who joined Bayern Munich and told De Telegraaf he rejected a proposal from Manchester United too.
Gravenberch believes Timber will follow him out of Ajax soon, and will command a huge fee, in new comments made to Voetbal International.
He named Timber as one of two players he believes will bring in Ajax’s biggest sales, among the current squad.
Gravenberch tips Timber to leave Ajax for big money
Gravenberch picked Jurrien Timber and right-back Davy Rensch as the two players most likely to yield big fees for the Dutch side.
He said: “I think they will both bring in a nice amount. If they still have a good and solid contract with Ajax, I think they will both leave for fifty to sixty million euros.”
60 million Euros is just over £50 million, a big fee. Timber’s current contract runs to 2024, and so Ajax would have to extend his deal in order to command a sizeable sum for him next summer, otherwise they will be pressed into selling at a discounted price, like with Gravenberch.
Timber is very highly rated by Erik ten Hag, who handed him his Ajax debut, and selected him to start more than 30 games last season.
But whether Manchester United return for Timber either in January or next summer, will depend on (a) whether Ten Hag signs another defender this summer, and (b) what the new manager makes of the team’s current centre-back options after seeing them first hand.
If Ten Hag feels Timber is a player he can trust more than United’s stars, at the season’s halfway point, then don’t be surprised to see United cough up Ajax’s asking price.