Manchester United complete Lisandro Martinez signing from Ajax in £57m deal

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Lisandro Martinez
Martinez received Ajax’s participant of the season award for the 2021-22 marketing campaign

Manchester United have accomplished the signing of Argentina defender Lisandro Martinez from Ajax in a deal price as much as 67m euros (£57m).

United supervisor Erik ten Hag was eager to be reunited with the 24-year-old, who he signed for Ajax in 2019.

He joins the membership on a five-year contract which retains him at Outdated Trafford till 2027, with the choice of an additional 12 months.

“It is an honour to hitch this nice soccer membership,” Martinez stated.

“I’ve labored so laborious to get to this second and, now that I am right here, I’ll push myself even additional.”

Martinez made 120 appearances for Ajax after shifting from Argentinian facet Defensa y Justicia for £6.3m in 2019, and likewise performed for Newell’s Outdated Boys.

He has received seven caps for Argentina since making his senior debut in March 2019, and performed as soon as within the nation’s profitable Copa America marketing campaign in 2021.

“I have been fortunate sufficient to be a part of profitable groups in my profession and that is what I need to proceed at Manchester United,” he stated.

“There will likely be plenty of work to get to that second, however I firmly imagine that, beneath this supervisor and coaches, and along with my new team-mates, we are able to do it.”

Martinez performed beneath Ten Hag at Ajax and received the Eredivisie title with the membership in 2021 and 2022, in addition to the Dutch Cup in 2021.

He was additionally Ajax’s participant of the 12 months for the 2021-22 season.

“He is a warrior and I feel the followers will admire him. He has an perspective, preventing spirit,” Ten Hag stated.

“He brings aggressiveness within the sport, in a great way. I feel we’d like that.

“However he is additionally skilful, he can take care of the ball and he is left-footed.”

United’s soccer director John Murtough added: “We’re delighted that he has chosen to hitch Manchester United and we’re trying ahead to seeing him develop additional and assist the crew obtain the success we’re aiming for.”

The centre-back is United’s third signing of the summer time following the arrivals of Christian Eriksen on a free switch and Dutch full-back Tyrell Malacia.

Efforts proceed to lure Frenkie de Jong to Outdated Trafford from Barcelona.

Discover all the most recent soccer transfers on our devoted web page.

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