Manchester United are likely to miss out on yet another transfer goal this season, and it is due to worries over a place in the World Cup..
In the pre season Erik ten Hag had a huge job to turn United’s fortunes around from their utterly miserable Premier League season into a team that at least resembles what people expect from them.
The task hasn’t been made any simpler by the absence of new players at the club, particularly when when compared with teams that are intended to be their adversaries, although happen to be far ahead of them..
The signing of Darwin Nunez by Liverpool meant that United missed out on their top priority for a midfielder, and it does not appear like they have another one lined up.
Now they could miss out on a defensive target as the world Cup is in November rather than now, with Jurrien Timber apparently prepared to lose them.
According to Dutch journalist, Mike Verweij, the versatile Ajax defender desired assurances over playing time to ensure he did not miss out on the Netherlands squad for the competition, and believes it is most likely very risky to go right now..
The player has not totally decided but does seem likely to refuse the move to the Premier League at this time, with a final choice to be made after he has been on vacation this week.
Timber can play both right back and centre back, which is something that Ten Hag would have liked to have.
The brand new manager worked together with the 21-year-old for the last two months as the defender rose into the first team of Ajax in their past 2 Eredivisie winning campaigns.
United’s brand new manager is apparently not a huge fan or Aaron Wan Bissaka, and Timber might have replaced him, while centrally the club require another option, with both backup and starters options not impressing recently..
Pau Torres is yet another who’s been linked with a move to Old Trafford in the summer, though the club is still not in the hunt for a central defender.
Ten Hag is determined to add a minimum of one midfielder to his team, with Frenkie de Jong the top priority as the club tries to persuade him to go and meet the asking price of Barcelona.
Additionally they reportedly approached Christian Eriksen as soon as the Danish midfielder’s contract came to an end at Brentford, although the Bees want to keep him..