Louis Saha slams Jurrien Timber’s transfer U-turn and claims Ajax star would join Man Utd if he was ‘strong enough' | The Sun
JURRIEN TIMBER would join Manchester United if he was "strong enough", claims former Red Devil Louis Saha.
The Ajax defender was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford earlier in the transfer window.
He was warned a transfer could harm his World Cup hopes by Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal, and subsequently opted not to move.
Saha, 43, believes that the decision could be an insight into the player's mentality.
Addressing former United boss Van Gaal's role in preventing the transfer to bonuscodebets, the Frenchman said: "He’s not working for Manchester United, so he’s allowed to give advice to his international players.
"If the player is strong enough to come, he’ll come.
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"If he listens to his national team manager, he’ll do it and it would be better to stay where he is because he might not be a very confident player.
"It’s the player’s decision, not the national team manager. If he wants to come to Man United, he will be more than welcome."
The Red Devils appear to have moved on to other targets.
They are reportedly interested in hijacking Arsenal's bid for Ajax ace Lisandro Martinez.
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While Feyenoord full-back Tyrell Malacia is also on their wishlist.
Boss Erik ten Hag is keen to reunite with Barcelona's ex-Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
The Red Devils are now believed to be closing in on a move worth £56million plus add-ons for the Dutch ace.
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