Manchester United have agreed a deal with Ajax Amsterdam to sign defender Lisandro Martinez for an initial fee of 57.37 million euros.
Manchester United confirm Lisandro Martinez’s transfer (AFP Photo)
- Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Lisandro Martinez
- United have agreed on a fee of £46.8million, rising to £55.3m, for Martinez
- Martinez would sign a five-year deal with the Premier League club
Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Argentina international Lisandro Martinez from Ajax Amsterdam. United have agreed on a fee of £46.8million, rising to £55.3m, for Martinez on a five-year contract, plus an extra optional year.
Martinez would sign a five-year deal with the Premier League club, with an option for a further 12 months included. The 24-year-old, who can also play in midfield, will be manager Erik ten Hag’s third signing following the arrivals of Dutch left-back Tyrell Malacia and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen.
Ten Hag coached Martinez for three seasons at Ajax after the player moved to the Netherlands from the Argentine side Defensa y Justicia in May 2019. Martinez made 118 appearances for the Dutch club.
A new defender was seen as a priority for United after their struggles at the back last season. They conceded 57 goals last term, the most among the Premier League’s top six and 31 more than champions Manchester City.
The deal comes too late for Martinez to join up with his United teammates on their pre-season tour in Australia. They open the new league campaign at home to Brighton & Hove Albion on Aug. 7.
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