Arsenal and Ajax have verbally agreed on a charge of £36.5million rising to £40.5m for Jurrien Timber.
Mikel Arteta’s facet made an improved supply for the highly-rated Dutch defender on Monday, after their preliminary £30m bid was rebuffed final week.
Ajax have been thought to worth their academy product at £50m, however the 22-year-old’s want to maneuver meant each golf equipment have been eager to return to an settlement.
Kai Havertz has already been secured for £65m whereas one other of the membership’s precedence targets Declan Rice additionally seems set to affix after Arsenal agreed a £105m charge as Arteta bids to finish the membership’s main offers prematurely of pre-season, which is about to begin in subsequent week.
Arsenal’s wholesale revamp comes on the heels of a powerful Premier League title cost that faltered on the final, with the Spanish supervisor eager to have one other likelihood taking over the league’s massive beasts Manchester Metropolis subsequent season.
Jurrien Timber is about to change into Arsenal’s third signing of the window after Ajax agreed a deal
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has been working effectively earlier than the beginning of pre-season
Arteta’s squad can even should take care of Champions League soccer for the primary time since their 2016-17 marketing campaign after ending second within the desk.
Bayern Munich have been thought-about Arsenal’s main rivals competing for Timber’s signature, however curiosity from the Bundesliga fell away late final week in the face of the power of Arsenal’s bid.
The membership and their future participant are believed to held talks in London forward of the FA Cup remaining initially of the month, and Timber himself is believed to have advised the Ajax hierarchy that his sights have been set on the Emirates forward of the deal going ahead.
Timber (proper) flourished below Erik ten Hag however selected to not observe him to Manchester United
Timber was closely linked with Manchester United final summer season after his former supervisor, Erik ten Hag, moved to Previous Trafford from Ajax on the shut of the 2021-22 season.
However regardless of the Pink Devils making important strides in the direction of signing the defender, Timber in the end rejected the membership’s advances.
The Netherlands worldwide performs a mutable function in defence, snug as a centre again or proper again, and might come into Arsenal’s beginning XI within the wake of potential strikes for Rob Holding and Kieran Tierney.
Tierney has been earmarked for a possible return to former membership Celtic – whereas additionally attracting curiosity from Man Metropolis and Newcastle – and Holding is believed to be in talks with Turkish Tremendous Lig outfit Besiktas for a mortgage transfer.
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