Arsenal Are About To Finalize £36M Deal For Ajax player Timber.

The fee could rise to €47m (£40m) with bonuses but it is a lot less than the original €60m (£51.5m) asking price that Ajax were reportedly demanding for the Netherlands international.

Fans on Twitter are happy that the Gunners have managed to secure Timber’s signature so cheaply and they are keen to give credit to Edu and the recruitment team:

Timber’s determination to join Arsenal probably helped with the fee

After discussions with manager Mikel Arteta, is it believed that the Dutchman made it clear that he would only accept a move to the Emirates.

Other teams, including Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Liverpool were also said to be interested in Timber and Ajax were likely hoping for a bidding war to get closer to the fee they wanted.

However, Timber’s insistence on a transfer to the Gunners seems to have made the deal easier to do.

Timber could take Arsenal’s spending to above £200m

With Kai Havertz (£65m) already in through the door, and West Ham’s Declan Rice (£105m) expected to follow suit over the next week or so, it means the Gunners would have spent £206m on three players.

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There are reports that the London club are in the market for another midfielder, but that may have to wait until later in the summer when more money has been brought in through sales.


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