In a surprising turn of events, Jurrien Timber has reportedly made the decision to sign with Arsenal this summer, putting an end to the speculation surrounding his potential move to Liverpool in recent weeks.
Timber Set to Join Arsenal in Summer Transfer Despite Liverpool Interest
According to reliable sources at De Telegraaf, the talented Ajax defender has chosen to make the move to north London, with Arsenal anticipated to soon finalize an agreement with the Dutch club for his transfer.
It is believed that Timber has already reached a personal agreement with Mikel Arteta’s side, paving the way for a potential five-year contract.
The 22-year-old player had been strongly linked with a switch to Liverpool, which had led many to believe that he would be heading to Anfield.
However, Timber’s change of heart came after confidential discussions with Arsenal earlier this year, orchestrated by his agent.
This unexpected twist in his decision-making process will undoubtedly come as a significant blow to Jurgen Klopp and his team.
Klopp had been actively seeking defensive reinforcements this summer, particularly a versatile center-back under the age of 23, making Timber an ideal candidate for the role.
Unfortunately for the Reds, their pursuit has been in vain, as Timber has now set his sights on a move to Arsenal, where he hopes to contribute to Mikel Arteta’s project.
In a swift maneuver, Arsenal has managed to secure Timber’s services, potentially making him their first signing of the summer transfer window.
This proactive approach by the Gunners has left Liverpool rueful, as they reflect on how they allowed this talented Ajax prodigy to slip through their fingers.