Man United hope to complete the signing of £40m valued midfielder
It has been claimed that Man United are hoping to complete the signing of Lisandro Martinez this summer window
Erik Ten Hag is a man that has big plans for this current Man United side and has started to do some transfer business this summer – although the players that he has signed already are more for the future.
And Martinez is a player that has the ability to cover that left-back spot – but can also play in the centre and move into midfield when he is needed.
He is a current Argentina international and helped his country win the inaugural Finalissima against Italy at Wembley this month – and he was an understudy to Cristian Romero and Nicolas Otamendi last year as Argentina won the Copa America.
Initial talks have already taken place with Man United willing to offer around £25m for the Argentina international – but they will need to up that figure if they are to complete a deal as Ajax are looking for something closer to the £40M mark
But according to reports on the Daily Mail – the Red Devils are ready to offer that amount of money and will look to wrap up the signing of Martinez
The report claims that Man Unitedknow there is alot of interest in the player and do not want to miss out on another transfer target this summer
South American football expert Tim Vickery has recently come out and told the club that he is a very good footballer – he Said: “Lisandro Martinez, he’s a left-footed utility man. I saw a bit of him playing in a midfield role for Argentina. It’s interesting that it’s Arsenal not Manchester United leading the queue.
“Very good footballer, lovely left foot and he’s pushing Nicolas Otamendi for a spot in the Argentina national team . But is he physical enough to defend in the Premier League?
“Daley Blind went from Ajax to Man United and it didn’t work out. Very good playing out from the back but can he defend?’
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