Manchester United are trying their best to sign Lisandro Martinez from Ajax this summer. Their rivals, Arsenal, are also in the race to sign the centre-back, but have not been able to match the amount that the Eredivisie champions want for their man.
United’s offer for the defender is around €40 million, but Ajax want more than that amount. The player is keen on a move to the Premier League, and his entourage is pushing for the transfer to happen. With so many players linked to Manchester United this summer, Ajax are being firm in their negotiations with the club and aren’t budging from their position so far.
Lisandro Martinez a target for Erik Ten Hag
Owing to their working relationship at Ajax, Erik Ten Hag wants the Argentinian to join him at Old Trafford as well. The manager is key to the deal, since he is the one that is mainly pushing for the transfer from Manchester United’s side.
Lisandro Martinez is yet to agree personal terms with the Premier League club, but is on the right track towards a final answer.
Tyrell Malacia has been confirmed as the first signing of the Erik Ten Hag era so far, and the club is in advanced negotiations with Barcelona for Frenkie de Jong as well. A potential transfer for Antony has also been discussed with Ajax, although the asking price quoted for the Brazilian is too high as things stand.