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Arsenal complete £40m signing of Ajax defender Jurrien Timber (Details)



Arsenal complete £40m signing of Ajax defender Jurrien Timber (Details)
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Jurrien Timber, a defender for Ajax, has officially joined Arsenal for around £40 million.

Arsenal have secured the services of Jurrien Timber, the 22-year-old Netherlands international, from Ajax.

The Gunners have agreed to pay an initial fee of slightly above £40 million for Timber, who has signed a five-year contract with the club.

The remaining amount will be subject to performance-related add-ons. Timber, who emerged from the Ajax academy, brings with him significant experience, having made 160 senior appearances for the Eredivisie side.

After successfully completing his medical and finalizing personal terms, Timber is now set to be unveiled as Arsenal’s latest signing.

Having been a long-term target for Arsenal, Jurrien Timber has become the Gunners’ second signing of the summer, following the arrival of Kai Havertz for a fee of £65 million.

Arsenal is also on the verge of completing a £105 million deal to secure the services of West Ham’s Declan Rice.

Timber, who can operate as a right-back or a centre-back, has garnered interest from Manchester United in the past.

The 22-year-old Dutchman boasts 15 international caps for the Netherlands and played a significant role in their World Cup campaign in Qatar last year, starting four out of their five matches before being eliminated by eventual champions Argentina in the quarter-finals.

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