According to Football Insider, the Gunners have reached a verbal agreement with Jurrien Timber, who is eager to join the Premier League team.
The report further states that Arsenal will soon hold transfer talks with Ajax, and it remains to be seen whether they can agree on a fee with the Dutch outfit.
Timber has been a solid defender for Ajax and has the ability to make the jump to the Premier League.
Arsenal require defensive depth this summer, and the 22-year-old would be an excellent addition. Timber can play both as a central defender and as a full-back. Mikel Arteta will also benefit from his versatility.
Arsenal’s lack of depth and talent in the team cost them the Premier League title last season.
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The injury to William Saliba in the last stretch of the season wrecked their title hopes, and Arteta will seek to fill those holes in his squad before the new season begins.
Timber has the potential to become one of Europe’s top defenders, and a transfer to Arsenal may be the perfect next step in his development.
Mikel Arteta has done well at Arsenal in developing talented young players, and he might assist the 22-year-old Dutchman reach his full potential as well.
Arsenal will need to dramatically enhance their team if they want to compete in the Champions League next season, and arrivals like Timber will undoubtedly bridge the gap with the elite clubs.
The Gunners are also in talks with Southampton over Belgium midfielder Romeo Lavia.