At Old Trafford, Erik ten Hag’s revolution is still evolving.
After a drawn-out transfer controversy, Manchester United has completed the acquisition of defender Lisandro Martinez from Ajax. Martinez represents Argentina at international level. After making his own move this summer from the Eredivisie champions to the Premier League giants, Erik ten Hag swiftly earmarked the 24-year-old as a key target.
Now that he has his man, the Red Devils have added a player to their defense line who will be anxious to make an impression in a new setting, especially with the 2022 World Cup drawing near.
What will Manchester United pay for Martinez?
Martinez is receiving a $53 million ($45 million) investment from the Red Devils, who have recruited another expensive center-half to their defense.
How long will Martinez’s Man Utd contract last?
Martinez has agreed to an X-year deal with Manchester that will keep him there through the summer of 202X.
Martinez might have drawn interest from other teams.
During the current transfer window, United wasn’t the only Premier League team to pursue Martinez; at one point, longtime rivals Arsenal were also interested in a deal.
The Gunners had a formal offer on the table, but GOAL was able to establish that Emirates Stadium’s enthusiasm waned as a result of their inability to come to an agreement on a price.
That cleared the way for the Red Devils to push through a trade, with former goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, who is currently the chief executive of Ajax, apparently assisting in deal-making.
Will Martinez make his United debut?
Martinez may be lined up for a starting position by Ten Hag, given the amount of money needed to get a transfer for him approved.
However, United also has a number of other international center backs at its disposal, so important selections will need to be made about rotation and potential departures.
Lisandro turning heads. 👀
— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) October 1, 2019