Arsenal say Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal are set to make a new offer for the target of Tottenham Hotspur and Ajax centre-back Lisandro Martinez in the summer transfer window The Express.
Arsenal made an opening £25m bid for Martinez over seven days ago but Ajax have reportedly turned it down.
Ajax say they don’t want to sell the Argentine centre-back The Expresswho have reported that an offer in the region of £40m could be enough for the Dutch giants to change stance.
“Arsenal have made new contacts with Martinez’s representatives since their opening bid was rejected and they are confident he would be willing to move to Emirates Stadium,” the report said The Express.
Arsenal’s reliance on Lisandro Martinez blows for Tottenham
We think Lisandro Martinez would be a good signing for Arsenal and would make Mikel Arteta’s side better at the back and the Gunners’ belief that they will sign him is a blow to Tottenham Hotspur.
The youngster is a left centre-back who can also play at left-back.
This means Martinez could mark for Kieran Tierney at left-back and compete with Ben White and Gabriel for a spot at centre-back.
Former Arsenal star Kevin Campbell is a big fan of Martinez. tells The Highbury Squad. this week that the 24-year-old is “a gadget player” who is “someone who’s good at anything.”
https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/06/26/arsenal-confident-gadget-player-will-join-them-amid-tottenham-interest/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=arsenal-confident-gadget-player-will-join-them-amid-tottenham-interest Arsenal are confident the ‘gadget player’ will join them amid Tottenham interest