Arsenal sign Jurrien Timber from Ajax in deal reportedly worth up to €45M

Arsenal sign Jurrien Timber from Ajax in deal reportedly worth up to €45M

Arsenal bolstered their defense Friday with the signing of Jurrien Timber.

The 22-year-old joined from Ajax in a deal reportedly worth an initial €40 million plus €5 million in add-ons.

“He is a versatile young defender who will fit into our system and provide our squad with so much added quality,” Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said after the Dutch international signed a long-term contract.

Timber, who will wear No. 12 for the Gunners, mostly played at center-back for Ajax last term but also appeared at right-back during his 121 outings for the Amsterdam club. He won two Eredivisie titles and one KNVB Cup with Ajax.

Timber has also earned 15 Netherlands caps.

“He is a player that we have admired for a long time, so it’s a credit to everyone in our team that made this happen,” said sporting director Edu.

Timber is Arsenal’s second arrival of the summer after the

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