Man United held talks with €45m-rated Eredivisie centre-back

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After bringing in the likes of Anthony and Lisandro Martinez from Ajax, Man United’s shopping from the Eredivisie giants seems likely to continue as they eye a move for Jurrien Timber. The Netherlands international was linked to a move to Man United in the past summer transfer window.

But the Red Devils eventually went all out for his teammate Martinez, in a deal that has the potential to reach an astonishing £57m. It appears like new coach Erik Ten Hag does not see Harry Maguire as a reliable option in his new-look defence.

The English centre-back has only played 280 minutes of football for his current employers and won’t be expected to play a major role for the rest of the campaign. With Timber being only 21, he has the potential to be in Man United’s defence for years to come.

After having formerly worked with him at a Dutch club, Erik ten Hag looks keen on a reunion in the winter transfer window. However, landing top talent has never been a walk in the park for any team in the world. It’s extremely rare to see only one vulture having a whole treat to himself, without any fight.

In the current case, it is Jose Mourinho’s Roma. The Giallorossi have reportedly earmarked Jurrien as their prime target for the centre-back position. If they qualify for the illustrious Champions League next campaign, things can start to get uphill for the Red Devils.

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