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Man United at last figure out a £55m agreement with Ajax for protector Lisandro Martinez… with the Argentine to sign a £120,000 seven days contract as Erik ten Hag makes his third summer marking

Lisandro Martinez is heading for Old Trafford after Man United and Ajax reached an agreement

Lisandro Martinez is heading for Old Trafford after Man United and Ajax reached an agreement

Manchester United have come to a concurrence with Ajax for Lisandro Martinez
The focal protector will wind up costing them £55.3m, including additional items
Martinez is set to sign a five-year contract worth £120,000-per-week
He is United’s third summer marking after Tyrell Malacia and Christian Eriksen
Manchester United have affirmed that the club have agreed with Ajax over a £55.3million bargain for Lisandro Martinez.
The 24-year-old Argentina place back, who flew into the UK on Friday to finish the exchange, actually needs to go through a clinical and get a visa.
In any case, United expect no issues and the arrangement is normal go through before long.

He is set to be reunited with Erik ten Hag after the pair worked together at Ajax

He is set to be reunited with Erik ten Hag after the pair worked together at Ajax

Ajax’s Lisandro Martinez signs deal with Manchester United
United will pay an initial £46.8m plus £8.5m in add-ons, making Martinez the second most expensive defender in the club’s history after Harry Maguire.
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He will sign a five-year contract with the option of a one-year extension worth £120,000-a-week.

The two clubs formally announced confirmation on Sunday that a fee had been agreed so Ajax could inform the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

A club statement from United read: ‘Manchester United is delighted to announce the club has reached agreement with Ajax for the transfer of Argentine international defender Lisandro Martinez, subject to medical, to player terms being finalised, and to UK visa requirements.’

Martinez becomes United’s third signing of the summer after Tyrell Malacia and Christian Eriksen.

Martinez is now the second most expensive defender in United's history behind Harry Maguire

Martinez is now the second most expensive defender in United’s history behind Harry Maguire

He played under new United manager Erik ten Hag at Ajax after moving from South America in 2019, winning two Eredivisie titles and the Dutch Cup during his three-year stay in Amsterdam.

United moved for him after missing out on signing his Ajax team-mate Jurrien Timber earlier this summer.

The Dutchman opted to stay in Amsterdam due to having concerns about his playing time heading into this year’s World Cup.

Martinez quickly became the Red Devils’ main target, although they initially faced competition for his signature from Arsenal.

United have already signed left-back Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord this summer

United have already signed left-back Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord this summer
United have also signed Christian Eriksen on a free transfer after his spell at Brentford ended

United have also signed Christian Eriksen on a free transfer after his spell at Brentford ended
Diogo Dalot enjoying
‘new dynamics’
brought by Erik ten Hag
However, United quickly moved ahead of the Gunners in the race, and when Martinez informed Ajax that he wanted to move to the Premier League club it seemed like only a matter of time before he got his wish.

Martinez will join a pool of four senior centre-backs at Old Trafford that includes Maguire, Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof.

United will listen to offers for Eric Bailly, Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe.

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