"This summer..." - Player who rejected Man Utd last year opens the door for Old Trafford transfer
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Ajax defender Jurrien Timber has opened the door to a possible move to Manchester United after Erik ten Hag's side failed to sign him last year.
The versatile defender, who can also play at right-back, had made 43 appearances in the previous campaign for Ajax in all competitions.
Similar game time at United may have been slightly more difficult to lock down, with reporter Mike Verweij claiming the move was 'too much of a risk' at that stage of his career.
Timber went on to represent Netherlands at the World Cup, starting four of their five fixtures under former United boss Louis van Gaal.
Now, nearly a year on from the failed move and after another 35 appearances for Ajax in all competitions, United could have the opportunity to sign the defender again.
Timber hints at possible transfer
Speaking in an interview (quotes via Metro), Timber opened up on his Ajax future: "Transfer? You never know what crosses your path. This summer I will look at my options and make a decision.
"I feel good at Ajax, that's important for now. Last summer there was interest, but I chose to stay at Ajax."
If Timber does move to Old Trafford, he would be competing with Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez for a spot in the centre of United's defence.
His ability to play right-back, therefore, could help him to get plenty of playing time - although he would be competing with Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, if both players stay at the club.
Timber will have a key decision to make in the coming months - but the decision to sign former Ajax team-mate Martinez last summer could potentially cost United in any attempt to secure the Dutchman's signature this time around.