New Liverpool boss Arne Slot has already given Arsenal the green light to sign Feyenoord star

Quinten Timber during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Feyenoord and PEC Zwolle.
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Liverpool’s incoming boss Arne Slot has said that Arsenal-linked Quinten Timber has the quality to be able to sign for Arsenal from Feyenoord. .

The midfielder is the brother of current Arsenal man Jurrien Timber, who completed a move to the Emirates Stadium last summer. The defender missed the majority of the season with a serious knee injury but made his comeback in the final Premier League game of the season against Everton.

Arsenal have been briefly linked with an interest in Quinten over the last few months. The 22-year-old has caught the eye with his performances for Feyenoord in the season just gone, scoring eight goals and providing 10 assists in 44 games in all competitions.

And it was only a couple of months ago that Slot, then in charge of Feyenoord, delivered an exciting verdict on the midfielder. “If he continues to develop as he has this year, then his ceiling is extremely high because he has undergone great development over the past year. He is a special player,” he told ZiggoSport .

“He has the strength and speed to create an overload in midfield. I think he has a very good mentality and is a good lad. (Quinten and Jurrien) are both very, very good. I don’t think it is ruled out that Quinten could also go to a club of (Arsenal’s) calibre.”

During the last international break, Quinten was keen to pass on a message to his brother through Arsenal teammate Kai Havertz. Following Germany’s 2-1 win over the Netherlands in March, Quinten was approached by Havertz with the two sharing a hug and the Dutch international saying: “Say hi to my brother for me.”

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Slot has since been confirmed as the new Liverpool head coach, taking over from the departing Jurgen Klopp. The Dutchman officially starts his role at Anfield on June 1.