By Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor
Manchester United are on course to complete their third signing in the summer transfer window after agreeing to a £45m deal with Dutch topflight club, Ajax for centre back Lisandro Martinez.
Martinez played under Erik ten Hag last season before the latter took over from interim manager Ralf Rangnick on a permanent basis at Old Trafford.
Since the arrival of Ten Hag to Old Trafford, the Dutch gaffer has been working immensely to see how to reunite with some of his players in Ajax. The Trumpet Gathered
However, with Tyrell Marcia already in as his first signing, the Red Devils’ boss has not relented from raiding Eredivisie champions of some players he believes are vital to his new challenge in England.
United signed Christian Eriksen on a three-year deal on Friday and reports from England reveal that ‘Martinez has flown to Manchester for a medical to wrap up the remaining elements of the transfer, including getting a visa’.
Should he complete his medical, BBC noted that it is ‘unlikely he will fly to Australia to play any part in United’s current tour and instead will link up with his new teammates when they return to England on 24 July’.
If the 24-year-old Argentine completes his medical as excepted by both clubs, he will become the third signing in the summer transfer for Erik ten Hag who has already snapped up Marcia and Eriksen with Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong underway.
Preceding Martinez undertaking his medical, United signed Christian Eriksen on Friday on a threeyear deal that will keep him in Old Trafford until 2025.
The 30-year-old Danish became the second player to switch allegiance to the Red Devils this summer.
Sequel to the completion of the deal, the Danish international stressed that he has a lot to offer in the game.
He said, “I still have major ambitions in the game. There is a huge amount that I know I can achieve, and this is the perfect place to continue my journey.
“Manchester United is a special club, and I cannot wait to get started,” Eriksen acknowledged.
Eriksen started his professional career in the Ajax youth team and since he joined Brentford during the winter transfer window last season, he played 11 times in all competitions where he netted a goal and provided 4 assists to complement the Bees Premier League campaign.
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