Manchester United are stated to be in ‘pole place’ to safe the signing of Lisandro Martinez, although the defender hasn’t ‘closed the door’ on curiosity from Arsenal.
United and Arsenal are chasing a deal for the Ajax defender, with the Gunners having already seen two bids already rejected because the Dutch champions maintain out for a price of £43m.
Erik ten Hag can also be occupied with bringing his former participant to the Premier League and United are anticipated to make their transfer for Martinez over the weekend.
The Mail are reporting that working alongside Ten Hag might be a deciding issue for Martinez, who was named as Ajax’s Participant of the Season after profitable the Eredivisie title underneath the Dutchman’s administration final season.
The 24-year-old additionally fashioned a part of the Argentina squad that gained the Copa America in 2021 and has earned seven caps since his worldwide debut.
Martinez’s versatility in being to function at centre-back, left-back and in midfield is known to have attracted the Premier League duo and the defender stays open to each proposals.
United want to dump defenders earlier than securing his signing nonetheless, with the likes of Eric Bailly and Phil Jones deemed surplus to necessities at Previous Trafford.
The Purple Devils are additionally engaged on offers for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong and Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia.
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