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Ten Hag loses his top replacement for Maguire, Man United fans are furious

By Liam Styles

Ten Hag loses his top replacement for Maguire, Man United fans are furious

Bad news for the Dutchman, who loses a top target

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The Manchester United’s are close to receive another bad news about their transfer market window, full of problems and issues and at the moment, with any transfer happily solved in favor of the Red Devils. In the middle of the troubles with the Chelsea negotiation during what we can call the Mason Mount’s saga, another option to improve the squad came up in the last months, but now seems to be disappearing too. 

Erik Ten Hag, who is looking for having elite players in his team to face strongly all competitions, has identified a player who was under his management in Ajax as a top target to replace the defender Harry Maguire, who won’t be considered by the Dutchman for next season. We are talking about Jurrien Timber, a 22-year-old central defender able to play as right back too.


Timber was a fix part in the Erik Ten Hag’s team at Ajax and his versatility conquered the Dutch coach as he was able to play 43 games under his management completing more than three thousand minutes of play. However, with the Manchester United certainly slowed down in its transfer window because of the Glazer’s selling process in the club, the British media have already reported that Erik Ten Hag could lose Timber in favor of another English team, who is moving quicker in its negotiations with the player.

The player could have already decided his destination

The Dutch club value Timber at £52 million and the player is close on moving to the Emirates as Arsenal is set to increase an initial £30 million to Ajax, who despite of valuing Timber at £52 million could lose the player as Timber is totally determined to complete the transfer, being satisfied with the movement after having talks with the Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta and been showed as a very important part of the Gunner’s project. It seems that Erik Ten Hag will lose Timber and the Manchester United fans are resigned to keep the critized Harry Maguire in the squad.


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