Arsenal have accomplished the signing of defender Jurrien Timber from Ajax, the membership introduced on Friday.
The 22-year-old, who can play both at right-back or centre-back, has signed a long run contract with the north London membership.
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ESPN reported final month that Arsenal had made a gap bid within the area of €35 million ($39.3m) for the Netherlands worldwide, though the supply Ajax finally accepted is considered a a lot larger determine.
“We’re actually excited that Jurrien has joined us,” Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta mentioned in a statement. “He’s a flexible younger defender, who will match into our system and supply our squad with a lot added high quality.
“Jurrien is a younger participant, however has already achieved a lot. He has skilled what it is prefer to go to a significant worldwide event on multiple event, in addition to the trophies he has gained with Ajax. We stay up for welcoming and integrating Jurrien into the squad.”
Arteta has been eager to bolster his defensive choices after his workforce struggled within the absence of Wlliam Saliba on the finish of final season, finally dropping out to Manchester Metropolis within the race for the 2022-23 Premier League title.
Kai Havertz has already joined Arsenal this summer season from Chelsea in a deal that ESPN reported is value as much as £67.5m.
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