Liverpool would welcome the transfer of “fantastic option” as perfect replacement for Virgil van Dijk
Liverpool legend John Barnes has made it clear he rates Ajax defender Jurrien Timber highly and would welcome him to Anfield as a long-term replacement for Virgil van Dijk.
The valued young Dutchman has recently made an impression in the Eredivisie, and it appears that he now has his sights set on a bigger move.
Florian Plettenberg, a journalist for Sky Germany, recently stated that via his official Twitter page, though he didn’t name any particular suitors.
He also made it clear that Ajax want to keep the player, even though an offer of roughly €50 million would be enough to convince them otherwise.
As Barnes pointed out, Liverpool could use the addition of a top young defender to help them eventually replace Van Dijk, who is getting older and already appears to be starting to decline.
The long-term best choice for LFC may be Timber, who appears to have a bright future in the game.
“Of course I know that he played together with Van Dijk in the Dutch national team and according to the latest rumrumorsn Dijk has told him that he has to go to Anfield,” Barnes told Soccer News.
“He is a good player and would therefore be a good asset to Liverpool. Virgil is already over thirty and he will not stay with the club forever. So in the long term I, it’s not just about ‘coming to The Reds to form a duo with Van Dijk.’
“Liverpool also just needs to look for a new defender for the future. And in that respect, Timber would of course be a fantastic option if we manage to capture him.”