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Manchester United are near agreeing a cope with Ajax for defender Lisandro Martinez. Sky Sports...

Manchester United are near agreeing a cope with Ajax for defender Lisandro Martinez.

Sky Sports activities Information understands the construction of the funds within the deal are beneath dialogue, with the defender wanting to hitch Erik Ten Hag’s squad this summer time.

United have beforehand said they won’t overpay for the Ajax participant. Sky Sports activities Information revealed earlier this month that Martinez has knowledgeable Dutch membership Ajax of his want to maneuver to the Premier League.

Arsenal have been additionally within the Argentina worldwide and whereas the Gunners’ enjoying model – together with the prospect of enjoying for Mikel Arteta – appealed to Martinez, he seems to have chosen Previous Trafford.

Martinez offers brains, brawn and versatility

Sky Sports activities options author Nick Wright:

“Final season, Martinez averaged extra passes per 90 minutes than every other Eredivisie participant, whereas solely two gamers directed extra passes ahead per 90 minutes.

“These numbers underline Martinez’s skill to play via opposition strains however he is equally adept at switching the play and selecting out team-mates over longer distances. At Ajax final season, no participant averaged extra profitable lengthy passes per 90 minutes.

“Voted Ajax’s participant of the yr for his function of their Eredivisie title triumph final season, Martinez stands at simply 5ft 9ins, making him small for a centre-back.

“Final season at Ajax, he made extra headed clearances (29) than every other participant and gained 79 of his 112 aerial duels, giving him successful charge of 71 per cent and placing him second solely to Harry Maguire amongst Manchester United and Arsenal’s present centre-backs.

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“Martinez can anticipate to face extra exacting opponents within the Premier League, after all, however he can also be helped by a sound studying of the sport. He’s identified for anticipating strikers’ runs and positioning himself neatly to make tackles and interceptions.

“These qualities, coupled along with his versatility and technical prowess, make him all of the extra alluring to Premier League suitors.”

Man Utd snug on De Jong | Eriksen progressing positively

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Sky Sports activities Information reporter Dharmesh Sheth gives the newest updates on Manchester United’s pursuits of Frenkie de Jong, Christian Eriksen, Lisandro Martinez and Antony, whereas revealing extra about Cristiano Ronaldo’s future.

Manchester United stay snug of their place relating to a possible deal for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, whereas the signing of Christian Eriksen is ‘progressing positively’.

United have a “broad settlement” with Barcelona on the price – believed to be €65m (£56m) plus performance-related add-ons.

Chief govt Richard Arnold and soccer director John Murtough proceed talks with Barca officers over the switch, however the deal is problematic as a result of De Jong has backdated wage points. It’s thought he is owed £17m after taking a pay reduce throughout the pandemic.

United proceed to insist that want-away striker Cristiano Ronaldo just isn’t on the market.

Observe the switch window with Sky Sports activities

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Sustain-to-date with all the newest switch information and rumours in our devoted Transfer Centre blog on Sky Sports activities’ digital platforms. You may as well meet up with the ins, outs and evaluation on Sky Sports activities Information.