Manchester United have achieved an settlement with Ajax in excess of the transfer of Lisandro Martinez.
The defender flew into England this weekend to finalise a shift that is set to be a five-calendar year deal and will be truly worth in the region of 55 million US dollars (£46.75million).
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A statement browse: “Manchester United is delighted to announce the club has achieved settlement with Ajax for the transfer of Argentine worldwide defender Lisandro Martinez, matter to medical, to player phrases currently being finalised, and to British isles visa necessities.”
The Argentina worldwide has been the matter of considerably speculation over the very last thirty day period or two with Arsenal initially searching like favourites to finish his signature.
However, United have been foremost the race to indicator him for a even though and have now obtained their guy.
Martinez has designed 118 appearances in 3 seasons for Ajax and performs primarily as a centre-back, but can also operate at still left-back again and in defensive midfield.
Rio Ferdinand a short while ago expressed his doubts about Martinez’s ability to handle significant, physical strikers in the Premier League because of his smaller sized stature.
The United legend claimed previous 7 days: “You have to be completely ready physically to offer with these huge forwards. Nunez and Haaland have come in at Liverpool and City, they are more than 6ft 2in every, you have to occur up versus these guys on a standard foundation.
“Chris Wood at Newcastle, these are huge, significant men. Is he going to be capable to deal with people like that the dimensions that he is? He’s on the smaller sized facet as a centre-50 percent.”
But Ferdinand likes what he has been listening to in modern days with the Ajax defender acknowledged for his leadership features and putting demands on other players.
“The a lot more I’ve looked into him and the vibes and the stories I’m hearing and the mutterings from diverse persons – it receives improved,” Ferdinand said on his Vibe with 5 YouTube channel.
“I listened to an job interview with Jurrien Timber, the younger participant that United ended up seeking to sign, the centre again Martinez played alongside at Ajax.
“He was indicating, ‘When I’m not on my game and a little bit out of focus, Martinez often shouts at me, he usually swears at me in in his language and receives me likely.’
“I’ve been shouting about the character aspect for a very long time and from what I’m listening to from a variety of people today, Timber currently being one of them, is that he has the character.
“He’s a leader. He [makes] calls for of other persons and he’s someone who wants to get physical and pretty intense but who can also play.”