Liverpool legend John Barnes has made it clear he charges Ajax defender Jurrien Timber extremely and would welcome him to Anfield as a long-term alternative for Virgil van Dijk.
The highly-rated younger Dutchman has impressed within the Eredivisie in current occasions, and it appears he now has his coronary heart set on a much bigger transfer.
That’s what was not too long ago reported by Sky Germany journalist Florian Plettenberg by way of his official Twitter web page, although he didn’t title any particular suitors and in addition made it cleat that Ajax need to maintain the participant, even when a proposal of round €50million may very well be sufficient to make them change their minds…
Information #Timber: Ajax positively needs to maintain him as he’s their key participant! In case of his switch in summer season his value valuation is round €50m at this stage! Ajax has no concrete affords for him but. Timber needs to hitch a prime membership! @SkySportDE ?? pic.twitter.com/fu2q9G4KO9
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) May 2, 2023
As famous by Barnes, Liverpool might do with a prime younger defender coming in to assist them ultimately change Van Dijk, who is just not getting any youthful and who already seems like he may very well be getting into into decline.
Timber seems to have an enormous future within the sport, so may very well be a super long-term choice for LFC.
“After all I do know that he performed along with Van Dijk within the Dutch nationwide crew and in accordance with the most recent rumours Van Dijk has advised him that he has to go to Anfield,” Barnes advised Soccer Information.
“He is an efficient participant and would subsequently be asset to Liverpool. Virgil is already over thirty and he won’t stick with the membership eternally. So in the long run it’s not nearly ‘coming to The Reds to kind a duo with Van Dijk.’
“Liverpool additionally simply must search for a brand new defender for the long run. And in that respect, Timber would after all be a implausible choice if we handle to seize him.”