Manchester United complete Lisandro Martínez signing for initial £48.3m | Manchester United

Manchester United have completed the signing of Ajax’s Argentine defender Lisandro Martínez on a contract until June 2027. Ajax said the guaranteed fee was €57.37 million, rising to a possible €67.37 million (£56.7 million) US.

Martínez played at Ajax under Erik ten Hag and will be the third acquisition of the United manager after Tyrell Malacia and Christian Eriksen. United maintain an interest in Ajax striker Anthony and continue to pursue Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

Martínez, a left central defender who can also act as a defensive midfielder or left back, has won the Dutch league for the past two seasons. The 24-year-old has seven caps.

He told United’s website: “It’s an honor to join this great football club. I’ve worked so hard to get to this moment and now that I’m here I’m going to push myself even further.

“I’ve been lucky enough to be part of successful teams in my career and that’s what I want to continue at Manchester United. There will be a lot of work to get there, but I’m confident we can make it under this manager.” and coaches, and along with my new teammates, can.

“I want to thank Ajax and their fans for all the support they have given me. I had an incredible time there, but I feel the time is right to test myself in a different environment. Now I am at the perfect club to to do this.”

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