Lisandro Martinez

Manchester United have announced the £55million signing of Lisandro Martinez from Ajax.


The Red Devils have beaten off interest from Prem rivals Arsenal to secure the centre-back’s signature.


Martinez, 24, played under boss Erik ten Hag for three years in Amsterdam and will now link up with him again at Old Trafford.


Arsenal made an initial bid of around £34m, before United came in with an improved offer just shy of £40m.


Eventually the Red Devils were able to settle upon paying an initial £46.8m fee, which is set to rise to £55m with add-ons.


The deal is subject to medical, player terms and UK visa requirements.


Martinez jetted into Manchester to complete his medical on Friday.


He posted a picture onboard a private jet heading for Manchester alongside his agent Christian Bragarnik after being spotted by fans at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport.


The 5ft 9in ace is known as a ball-playing defender and is set to play an integral part in Ten Hag’s Man United revolution.


As it stands, he will be the shortest centre-back in the Premier League.

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