Manchester United are one step closer to a third signing of the summer after reaching an agreement with Ajax for the transfer of Lisandro Martinez.
New coach Erik ten Hag saw Christian Eriksen complete his move to Old Trafford on Friday, 10 days after Tyrell Malacia became the first addition in the Dutchman’s era, and a others are on the horizon.
United announced on Sunday afternoon that Martinez is set to sign a contract, pending medical, personal terms and UK visa requirements.
“Manchester United is pleased to announce that the club has reached an agreement with Ajax for the transfer of Argentine international defender Lisandro Martinez, subject to medical, player terms and visa requirements being completed. of the United Kingdom,” a statement read.
Martinez flew to England over the weekend to finalize his deal, which is a five-year deal.
Centre-back Martinez will leave Ajax for an initial cost of US$57.37m (£48.3m) but it could rise for another $10m, the Dutch club confirmed in a statement.
The 24-year-old moved to the Eredivisie three years ago and has made 120 appearances in that time, scoring six times.
Martinez worked with Ten Haag during his time at the Johan Cruyff Arena and will link up with him again in Manchester.
United are currently in Australia for their pre-season tour and have two more friendlies before they end their Unders time.
The Red Devils will face Crystal Palace on Tuesday and another Premier League side next weekend at Aston Villa.
The PA news agency understands team-mate Eriksen’s new addition will not be flying to Australia, and it could be a similar case for Martinez, who will join Argentine team-mate Alejandro Garnacho at Old Trafford.
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