Manchester United agree deal to sign Argentine

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Manchester United agree deal to sign versatile Argentine Lisandro Martinez from Ajax.

Manchester United have agreed the deal to sign Argentine defender Lisandro Martinez from Ajax this summer.

According to BBC the few of the central back is around the sum of 45 million pounds ($53 million).

Reports states that Martinez has flown to Manchester to undergo a medical prior to his move.

The 24-year-old, who can also be utilize in midfield role, would be manager Erik ten Hag’s third signing following the arrivals of Dutch left back Tyrell Malacia and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen.

He was a key figure for Ajax last season, making 36 appearances in all competitions and helping them to the league title and runners-up finish in the Dutch Cup.

Ten Hag managed Martinez for three seasons at Ajax after the player moved to the Netherlands from Argentine side Defensa y Justicia in May 2019. Martinez made 118 appearances in all for the Dutch club.

Capped seven times by Argentina, he would bolster United’s defence, which conceded 57 goals last term – the most among the top six.

Martinez could also give the Erik Ten Hag an extra option in midfield following the departures of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic.

United, currently on their pre-season tour in Australia, finished sixth last season. They open the new campaign at home to Brighton & Hove Albion on Aug. 7.

Manchester United record a 4-0 win over Premier League side Liverpool in the Preseason earlier this week.

Ten Hag’s United defeated Melbourne Victory Fc 4-1 also in the friendly despite going down in the early minute of the game.

 

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