Arsenal and Man United given green light as target demands transfer

Arsenal and Manchester United have both been strongly linked with a move to sign Lisandro Martinez from Ajax this summer, and the player has now told his club that he wants to leave.

The centre-back is believed to have been the subject of at least one offer already this summer, but his current club have stood firm up to this point, and the player now seems set to make sure that he gets his desired move to England.

It is unclear at this point where his preference lies, with both United and Arsenal offering different projects, while the Red Devils could have the advantage of new manager Erik Ten Hag having worked with him previously.

TalkSPORT is reporting that the player has spoken to Ajax directly to tell them that he now wants to leave the club following the interest in his signature, and it seems unlikely that he won’t get his wish at this point.

It must be nice knowing that two of the biggest clubs in Europe are chasing your signature, but he now looks set to have to make a decision on his future. He can go where he is likely to slot straight into the team under a familiar face, or take on the challenge of coming to the Emirates where he can be a part of one of the most exciting rebuilding projects.

I couldn’t possibly guess which club he would choose assuming that both clubs can agree a fee with his selling club, but if he has been following Manchester United at all in previous seasons, he should know that there has been very little consistency from that side.

Do you think Ten Hag’s arrival will make all the difference for the player?


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  1. I don’t think we will pursue this one now, but will go for Tielemans, the young Kosovan player and a cheaper back up left back, although if we lose a defensive midfielder then Martinez would make sense, but not at £40 million.

    1. I think your suggestion is the wiser course of action in my opinion.

      Tielemans is a proven PL CM, and Grimaldo rumored to be available around 7-8 million. Not sure about the winger from Lille, but Tielemans and Grimaldo available for the price of Martinez.

      Perhaps the Lille winger isn’t expensive and those purchases would solve 3 positions for us.

      I’d love to see Onana in our midfield, but Xhaka and possibly ElNeny or someone else would have to be sold or moved on.

  2. I agree about the prospect and talent of Onana and do really hope we sign him. That said, I feel we should drop the idea of signing Martinez, not only because he is expensive for a back up LB but also because he seems to be going to United due to Ten Hag. We can use the funds to sign 2-3 really good players to fill in other positions.

  3. Agree. It’s a bidding war and the asking price appears way to high here, as it became with Raphinha. Even if we bid most he it seems prefers Man Utd. Best out of that and looking at how quiet it’s gone we possibly are already.
    Grimaldo is a much better player than Arsenal fans are giving him credit for and could be bought at a very good price of under £10m.
    Tielemans has his limitations and was relatively poor last season but he’s proven and again at a good price.
    Zhegrova is a superb dribbler, very quick and very attack-minded exciting player, although not great at decision making ie doesn’t pass enough so a bit raw for 23. I’d like him but thinking we can get him for the £5m we offered is IMO very naiive of us!
    Onana is a great prospect, reminds me of Vieira but he’s become high profile and won’t come cheap.

  4. Overpriced and LB not his primary position. Not to mention he’s a 5″8′ CB, lol. Not what you want in the EPL. Thought we learned with Torreira who was too small and was underwhelming physically. And im not saying this now that united are favorites. never wanted him at any point.

    1. Looking at Man Utd’s talent for buying overrated defenders at exorbitant prices, perhaps the mere fact they are chasing him should warn us off, RSH!

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