Martinez eyeing success at Old Trafford after completing United switch

Matthew Storey
Lisandro Martinez has followed Erik ten Hag to Manchester United
Lisandro Martinez has followed Erik ten Hag to Manchester United

Lisandro Martinez immediately set his sights on restoring the glory days at Manchester United after completing his £56.7million move from Ajax.

The Argentinian international, 24, won two Eredivisie titles working under Old Trafford chief Erik ten Hag at the Dutch giants, having moved to Amsterdam in 2019.

A centre-back who can also fill in at left-back or as a defensive midfielder, the seven-cap ace is aiming to win trophies at United after signing a five-year deal.

Martinez said: "It’s an honour to join this great football club. I’ve worked so hard to get to this moment and, now that I’m here, I’m going to push myself even further.

"I’ve been lucky enough to be part of successful teams in my career and that’s what I want to continue at Manchester United. 

"There will be a lot of work to get to that moment, but I firmly believe that, under this manager and coaches, and together with my new team-mates, we can do it.

"I want to thank Ajax and their fans for all the support they gave me. I had an unbelievable time there but feel the moment is right to test myself in another environment. 

"Now I am at the perfect club to do this."

Martinez is the third signing of the summer at Old Trafford following the arrival of left-back Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord and signing of free agent Christian Eriksen.

Ten Hag is keen to link up with another former player in Frenkie de Jong but there have been complications in getting a deal over the line for the gifted playmaker, 25.


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