Lisandro Martínez would prefer to move to Manchester United this summer, the Argentine reported TyC Sports† The 24-year-old center defender of Ajax is also in the concrete interest of Arsenal, but has a slight preference for a reunification with Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford. Fabrizio Romano adds late Thursday night that Manchester United will definitely return to Ajax for Martínez.
The Mancunians are currently engaged in a bidding war with Arsenal, from which the team from Amsterdam appears to be benefiting. Ajax is betting on a transfer fee of at least fifty million euros, an amount that has already been approached by both superpowers from the Premier League. The Telegraph reported on Saturday a bid from England worth 41 million euros plus 4 million euros in possible bonuses. According to the daily, Arsenal last offered a fixed sum of 35 million euros, with 5 million euros in variables.
Ajax receives a bid of 50 million euros for Lisandro Martínez
Shortly after the news from Argentina, De Telegraaf reported a bid of 50 million euros.
It is unclear whether Arsenal subsequently made an increased offer in Amsterdam. The Athletic assured a day after the Dutch newspaper that the gunners would in any case sit down with Ajax again this week. Arsenal does not stand a chance in advance, because Martínez according to TyC Sports is also open to a transfer to the London top club. Only in the event that Manchester United makes a matching offer, the Argentinian wants to go to the north of England.
Martínez is not so much concerned with the club as with the coach who is active at Old Trafford. Over the past three years, the mandekker has built up an excellent relationship with Ten Hag, who crowned him as the undisputed base player of Ajax after a difficult start. Martínez considers himself ripe for a step to the European top after 118 matches for the team from Amsterdam. According to The Telegraph Martínez will even ‘slam his fist on the table’ if offers around fifty million euros are rejected.
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