Liverpool face Premier League competition for Feyenoord star's transfer

Liverpool are one of several Premier League clubs watching Feyenoord midfielder Quinten Timber, according to a report.

A former Ajax academy star and the twin brother of Arsenal defender, Jurrien, 22-year-old Timber joined Feyenoord from Utrecht in the summer of 2022 and made 24 league appearances as they won the Eredivisie in impressive fashion last season.

Timber, who is a versatile operator across the midfield, has made eight appearances in all competitions in 2023/24, scoring once and providing three assists so far.

According to 90min, the rising star has impressed scouts from Liverpool as well as Arsenal, Tottenham and both Manchester United and Manchester City.

Meanwhile, a host of European clubs including Dortmund and Napoli are said to be tracking his progress.

Speaking to Dutch outlet Voetbal International back in August, Timber admitted he would be keen to move to a bigger league at some point.

He is quoted as saying: "Yes, for sure. In the future of course. It would be nice to be able to take such a step. But that of course starts today, at Feyenoord. This season I want to show beautiful things. And we will see what the future brings."

Liverpool famously overhauled their midfield during the summer, signing Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo and Ryan Gravenberch for a combined total of over £145m, while saying goodbye to Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The Reds have also been linked with other midfielders, including Fluminense's Andre Trindade – though Anfield Watch understands a January move for the Brazilian is unlikely.

Whether the club is in the market for more engine-room options remains to be seen and may depend on the future of Thiago Alcantara, who is in the last year of his Liverpool contract.

Meanwhile, Anfield Watch understands that the Reds' recruitment priority in 2024 will be the defence.

A left-sided centre back has been on the agenda for some time, while Joel Matip's future remains up in the air.

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