Bayern Munich, who are in the running to sign Kim Min-jae, are reportedly looking to add another defender.
Local media outlets such as German outlet Fusball Europa reported on Feb. 22 (local time), “Bayern Munich has opened an offer for Timber. Bayern Munich examines all channels when it comes to signing new players. The Bavarians are considering Timber as a potential defensive reinforcement,” and “Bayern Munich’s Fabregas and Hernandez are set to leave the club, and Timber is on Bayern Munich’s radar.
‘Ajax are demanding a transfer fee of €60 million ($85.4 million) for Timberlake. Arsenal are also keen on Timberlake, with the Gunners offering €35 million for the midfielder. The transfer fee for Timberlake is likely to be agreed between €35 million and €60 million.
‘Timber, who is under contract with Ajax until 2025, is likely to leave the club in the summer transfer window,’ said German outlet Spox. Timberlake can play at right back and right defender and has similar qualities to Favard. He would be a great fit for Bayern Munich. 메이저놀이터
Bayern Munich are likely to move on from defenders Hernandez and Favard this summer after they refused to extend their contracts. The Bavarians, who are concerned about a defensive void, have been actively pursuing Kim Min-jae and have reportedly made a successful hijack.
Italian media outlet Il Mattino reported on March 23, “Bayern Munich’s Nepe technical director and Kim Min-jae’s agent met in Lisbon. The two sides held secret negotiations and Kim Min-jae’s side accepted Bayern Munich’s offer,” noting that Bayern Munich and Kim Min-jae will sign a contract next month when Kim’s military training ends and his buyout clause is triggered.
Manchester United were also keen on signing Timberlake, who spent the last two seasons with Ajax under Van Gaal, winning the Dutch Eredivisie title in 2020-21. In the meantime, local media, including the Manchester Evening News, have named the defender as a potential target for United. Mourinho considered signing the defender from Ajax in the summer transfer window, but Bayern Munich could once again steal the show.
According to the Daily Star, ‘Van Gaal was furious when Kim made a U-turn on his commitment to United. ‘United wanted to sign Kim Min-jae, but he ended up joining Bayern Munich,’ said the Daily Star, adding: ‘Van Gaal was furious when Kim appeared to break his promise to United. The midfielder was United’s priority signing in the summer transfer window. Bayern Munich hijacked the deal and Kim will sign a five-year contract with Bayern Munich.