Arsenal are set to make a move for highly-rated Dutch defender Jurrien Timber from Ajax, according to Fabrizio Romano. The North Londoners see the 22-year-old as a key target for strengthening their defensive line and building for the future.

Arsenal’s Interest and Timber’s Considerations

The Gunners’ coach Mikel Arteta has identified the Dutchman as a top defensive prospect and is keen to secure his services. The Spaniard is supposedly impressed with the defender’s versatility, technical skills, and composure on the ball, which aligns with his team’s style of play. Moreover, the club sees him as a player who can make an immediate impact and grow into a long-term asset.

Well-regarded by coaches and the press alike, Timber has been praised for being “masterful on the ball and a superb passer” by The Athletic.

Timber himself is also believed to be open to the idea of joining Arteta’s project. Besides, the club’s reputation, history, and vision for the future have made it an attractive project for the youngster.

Negotiations Between Arsenal and Ajax

With the London-based club expressing their interest in the player, negotiations are expected to take place between the two clubs. Arsenal will need to engage in discussions with Ajax to reach an agreement regarding the transfer fee and contractual terms. The outcome of these negotiations will determine whether Timber will make the move to the Emirates Stadium.

Timber, who is capable of playing both centre-back and right-back would provide some much needed backup to Ben White who occupied the right-flank last season. Additionally, the deal would prove to be a massive blow for Manchester United who have been admirers of the Dutchman.

The acquisition of Timber would provide Arsenal with a promising defensive prospect for the future while adding to their aspirations of success in domestic and European competitions.

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