According to reports, Manchester United has prevailed in the competition to sign Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez, who will soon join the 20-time English champions.
The 24-year-future old’s has generated a lot of talk in recent weeks, with reports claiming that both Arsenal and Manchester United are interested in luring him to the Premier League this summer.
According to a recent source, the Argentine international could be persuaded to reject the Gunners and relocate to Old Trafford by the incoming Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag, who oversaw Martinez at Ajax.
The 20-time English champions are reportedly just waiting for the “last paperwork” to be completed before signing the center-back, according to Italian writer Rudy Galetti.
Martinez is expected to follow Tyrell Malacia and Christian Eriksen in joining the club this summer, according to Galetti, who asserts that a transfer to Manchester is “just a question of time.”
According to Dutch journalist Marcel van der Kraan, “Martinez is very high on Erik ten Hag’s wish list, so I expect huge events in the 24 to 48 hours.” Martinez will place a lot of stock in United since they are the best club for him.
“Ajax would actually overpay for Martinez and go for €45 million (£38.7 million) to €50 million (£43 million), but that’s the benefit if two clubs bid, as we saw with Lyon and Manchester United, because then the price suddenly rises.”