Meet Jurrien Timber, Ajax's Dutch Defender

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Jurrien Timber has all the potential to become one of Ajax's bigger exports in the future, but for now the club's star defender is helping his side make a huge push in the UEFA Champions League.

Timber is no exception when looking at how good the Eredivisie leaders have been this season.

Timber is one of many young players that have contributed massively this season for Ajax, including Antony, Edson Alvarez and Lisandro Martinez.

ONE37pm takes a closer look at Timber's rise with the Dutch side and how his career could progress at Ajax and beyond.

Style of Play

Timber is a strong, versatile defender that primarily plays center back but also has experience on the outside.

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The Ajax star has made a real case as one of the best at his position in the Eredivisie at the age of 20 and there's no reason to believe he cannot follow in the footsteps of previous stars like Matthijs de Ligt.

Timber's Future

Timber has immersed himself in the Ajax squad since last season and he's locked down a starting role alongside Lisandro Martinez.

Given how well Timber looks with one of Europe's top sides this season, he'll be on many club's radars soon enough.

Timber will also be fighting for a place at the World Cup with the Netherlands after qualifying for their 11th competition.

Even with stiff competition from Virgil Van Dijk, Nathan Ake and Matthijs de Ligt, Timber has a very real chance to make the Dutch squad given his versatility and calmness in tough situations.

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