Manchester United are hopeful of completing the signing of the Ajax centre-back Lisandro Martínez this week after “successful” talks with the Dutch club in Amsterdam on Wednesday.
The two clubs were locked in negotiations for several hours before reaching an agreement in principle for the 24-year-old centre-back, who is an Argentina international. Discussions will continue on Thursday with the structure of the payment one issue to still iron out.
The fee will be €50m (£42m) plus add-ons for a player who has been at Ajax for three seasons with the new Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag, in charge for those three campaigns. He has won two league titles and a Dutch Cup with Ajax since joining from Defensa y Justicia in Argentina.
United’s pursuit of Frenkie de Jong, meanwhile, has stalled after the player’s agents told Barcelona the midfielder had no intention of leaving.
July 14, 2022 at 01:07PM Fabrizio Romano