Ajax starlet Jurrien Timber, who is rumoured to be on Tottenham’s radar, has admitted that he would jump at the chance to join Manchester City.
After coming through the ranks in Ajax’s famed academy, Timber made his first-team debut for the Dutch giants in March of 2020 before going on to make 34 appearances for the club last season (Transfermarkt).
The 20-year-old has been a mainstay of the Eredivisie giants’ backline so far this campaign and the youngster’s impressive performances have seen him win multiple caps for the Netherlands.
90 min were the first to report back in October of last year that Spurs are keeping tabs on the young defender.
Spanish outlet Todofijaches subsequently claimed that the North Londoners were the favourites to land Timber, even stating that Fabio Paratici had opened talks with Ajax over a deal for the centre-back.
However, Timber has now admitted that his dream is to challenge for major honours at a club like Man City, insisting that he would pick Pep Guardiola’s side over even Barcelona.
The Dutch youngster told Voetbal Zone: “I like playing for trophies, that’s why I will choose Manchester City instead of Barcelona today. I plan to stay here for a while. But if Manchester City call me, what should I do?”
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Whether or not Timber is actually on Tottenham’s radar, his comments are certainly interesting.
The youngsters who are coming through to the first-team now would have probably grown up seeing the likes of City and Chelsea dominate.
So, those clubs might have a bigger pull on this generation of players than traditional giants like Man Utd, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
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