Report: Bayern Munich open talks with rumoured Spurs centre-back target

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Fabio Paratici
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Bayern Munich have opened talks with the representatives of Ajax star Jurrien Timber amid reported interest in the defender from Tottenham, according to Sky Germany. 

Timber has emerged as an exciting prospect for Ajax over the last two seasons, with the 20-year-old cementing himself a place in the heart of soon-to-be Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag’s defence.

Todofichajes noted last September that Tottenham held an interest in the Netherlands international, claiming Fabio Paratici had entered negotiations regarding a deal for this season. 

But Spurs could be forced to miss out on their target, with Sky Germany now reporting that Bayern have opened talks with Timber about a potential transfer this summer. 

The report claims the club’s technical director Marco Neppe has begun preliminary discussions with Timber’s agents to get the ball rolling on a deal for the young centre-back. 

Timber has been ever-present for Ajax throughout the campaign turning out on more than 40 occasions (Transfermarkt), helping his side move closer to the Eredivisie title in the process. 

Spurs Web Opinion 

Spurs do need more options in defence as it still isn’t quite at the level Antonio Conte would like it to be with the summer transfer window approaching. 

Although Timber plays more on the right side, he would still be an excellent player to bring in given how high his ceiling is as well as having the experience across the board. 

It is likely that he would cost a fair bit considering how talented he is, but it may be one Spurs could pursue if they want to revamp the defence. 

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