Manchester United are set to secure their second signing of the summer by bringing in Lisandro Martinez from Ajax.
As per the latest reports going on in the British media, the Reds are going to get the deal done for a fee slightly lower than the asking price.
According to The Telegraph, the Dutch champions have been asking for a fee of £50m for the Argentine international but Man Utd look to seal the signing for £46m.
On the other hand, The Mirror (press image provided below) have come up with a headline stating “Ten Hag grabs £46m Martinez”.
Renowned journalist, David McDonnell, claims a deal worth £46m is close and Ajax are ready to accept Man Utd’s offer.
Matinez is 5 ft 9 and he will become the shortest CB in the top fight of English football if he ends up signing for the Red Devils. Despite his short height, he is dominant in the air.
The 24-year-old central defender was named the Ajax Player of the Year last term as the Dutch side won the league title under the guidance of Erik ten Hag.
The South American is a versatile talent who can effectively play in the left-back role and even as a central defensive midfielder if needed.
Man Utd have already improved their left-back position by signing Tyrell Malacia. However, they still need to lure a holding midfield star to replace veteran play breaker, Matic, who left Old Trafford to move to UEFA Conference League winners, AS Roma, on a Bosman.
McDonnell claim that the imminent arrival of Martinez means the likes of Bailly, Tuanzebe and Jones could leave the club to make sure United are not overloaded with central defenders.