Manchester United are still in talks with Ajax about a deal for Lisandro Martinez after their last £42 million offer was rejected.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United are still in talks with Ajax about a move for Lisandro Martinez after their last £42 million bid was rejected.
United are looking to bolster their defense this summer, and Erik ten Hag has named Martinez as a top target. The Red Devils, on the other hand, have yet to reach an agreement with Ajax on the acquisition money.
According to Romano, United’s latest £42 million (€50 million) bid was insufficient to persuade Ajax to sell. According to the Italian journalist, talks between the two teams are ongoing as Manchester United attempts to finalize a deal for the South American.
Martinez wants to leave Ajax to play in the Premier League, but de Godenzonen is resisting. Martinez, according to Steve Bates of the Mirror, is now prepared to force his way out of the club if the current situation continues.
Ten Hag has stated that defense is one of the primary areas that will be strengthened this summer. Since taking charge at Old Trafford, the 24-year-old has been a consistent target of his.
The next few days will be crucial in determining the fate of this saga.
Erik ten Hag’s affection for Ajax endures.
Since taking over as United’s new manager, the majority of Hag’s targets appear to be his former Ajax players or those he’s already trained.
In recent weeks, Christian Eriksen, Frenkie de Jong, Lisandro Martinez, and Antony have all been linked with a move to Manchester.
The Red Devils did not have the summer they desired. For the previous two months, negotiations for Frenkie de Jong have been ongoing with Barcelona. Eriksen is thought to have signed a new contract with United, although it has yet to be made public. Furthermore, neither Antony nor Martinez have reached an agreement with Ajax.
According to new rumours, De Jong is willing to back out of a reunion with ten Hag. For the former Premier League winners, it will shortly be now or never. All of Liverpool, Manchester City, and Chelsea are moving quickly with regard to their summer targets, but the Glazers have not been.
Last season’s problems for Harry Maguire demonstrated the importance of defensive depth at the club. Raphael Varane battled with injuries, while Harry Maguire had a forgettable season. As a result, their interest in Lisandro Martinez makes perfect sense, and United will hope to finalize a deal shortly.