Tuesday, 16 August, 2022

Martinez completes transfer from Ajax to Man Utd

Manchester United on Wednesday completed the signing of Argentina defender Lisandro Martinez from Ajax for a fee that could reach nearly £57 million, reports AFP. The 24-year-old, who won two Eredivisie titles under new United boss Erik ten Hag in Amsterdam, has signed a contract until 2027 at Old Trafford, with the option of a further 12 months. Ajax said they had agreed a transfer fee of 57.37 million euros ($58.2 million, £48.3 million) with United. Including variables, that amount could increase to 67.37 million euros. “It’s an honour to join this great football club,” the centre-back told United’s website. Martinez, who began his career at Newell's Old Boys and also played for Argentine side Defensa y Justicia, won the 2021 Copa America with his country and has been capped seven times at international level. He is the third signing of the Ten Hag era following the capture of left-back Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord and the free transfer of former Brentford and Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen. United, who finished a disappointing sixth in the Premier League last season, host Brighton on August 7 in their first match of the new campaign.