DALEY BLIND hopes ‘unbelievable’ Ajax team-mate Jurrien Timber rejects Manchester United this summer.
Former Old Trafford midfielder Blind also urged the Dutch champions to fight to keep the centre-back.
Reports in Holland suggest Ajax are increasingly confident 20-year-old Timber will stay.
And having played alongside him for club and country since 2021, Blind rates the 20-year-old as one of the world’s most promising defenders.
The Dutch anchorman, 32, said: “He is wise enough to make his own choices.
“What he shows from the start though is unbelievable.
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“Of course, as a teammate, I hope he stays for another year. I cannot influence that.
‘”I can only say that Ajax must do its best to keep him.”
New United boss Erik ten Hag has placed Timber and Barcelona’s ex-Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong high up his transfer priority list.
But Timber seems unsure if he is ready to move and will let his ‘gut feeling be the deciding factor’.
And De Jong has suggested he is happy at Barca, even though the Spanish giants need to sell big-money players to fund their own new recruits.
Donny Van de Beek – back from his Everton loan – has been told he has a genuine chance of a breakthrough at Old Trafford under Ten Hag.
But yet another former Ajax main man, Matthijs de Ligt, is ready to snub the Red Devils and Chelsea by signing a new deal with Juventus.