Manchester United’s pursuit of Lisandro Martinez has been frustrating but the Red Devils are not giving up.
Initially, the Old Trafford outfit submitted a bid worth £39.6million (The Mirror) but it was not enough. So, the offer was raised to £43million (The Daily Mail) but even that was turned down by Ajax.
Today, De Telegraf have revealed that the Dutch champions are asking for a fee of 55 million euros (£46.4million) and after United’s latest bid, they are willing to sit down and talk about the transfer of the Argentine international.
Man United have indicated that they certainly want to make a third offer to hire the services of the 24-year-old central defender.
The Eredivisie giants are already looking to replace the South American defender. Ukrainian international, Mykola Matvienko, who plays for Shakhtar Donetsk, is on their radar.
Martinez impressed under Erik ten Hag in the last campaign. He formed a rock-solid central defensive partnership with Jurrien Timber and helped the team win the title.
The 7-capped international featured in 24 league games and helped Ajax keep 17 clean sheets. Moreover, the La Albiceleste player scored a goal and provided three assists as well.
Man Utd conceded 57 goals in the Premier League and arguably, the most inconsistent defender for us was skipper, Harry Maguire.
Ten Hag has recently confirmed that the England international will remain as the captain of the side next season. Not sure the update will delight many supporters.
The captain should be the first name on the team sheet and Maguire has not proved to be a top leader. Will Martinez start with the Three Lions player if he moves to Old Trafford? Only time will tell.