Ten Hag demands Man Utd ‘be fast’ about getting £43m signing over the line

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New Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag watches his side play Credit: PA Images
New Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag watches his side play Credit: PA Images

Erik ten Hag has told Man Utd to hurry up over a potential deal to sign Ajax centre-back Lisandro Martinez, according to reports.

The Red Devils are looking for a new centre-back this summer to give Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Raphael Varane some competition.

Man Utd have been linked with a number of defenders but a potential transfer for Martinez seems to have legs with a number of respected journalists revealing Ten Hag’s interest in a deal.

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The Argentina international was one of Ajax’s best players under Ten Hag last season with the 24-year-old playing 37 times in all competitions for the Eredivisie champions.

Ajax have been holding out for €50m (£43m) for Martinez but reports yesterday indicated they are ‘willing to cooperate’ with Man Utd after the Red Devils put an offer of €41m plus €4m in add-ons on the table.

And that will be music to Ten Hag’s ears with journalist Fabrizio Romano claiming that the Dutchman has told Man Utd ‘to be fast’ over sealing a deal for Martinez with competition coming from fellow Premier League side Arsenal.

It is understood that Martinez is ‘pushing to leave Ajax’ this summer and Ten Hag wants the Argentine as his next signing after Christian Eriksen and Tyrell Malacia.

Arsenal are described as ‘still there’ in the race for Martinez but Romano adds that Man Utd boss Ten Hag ‘wants him strongly’.

 

Romano also delivered an update on United’s pursuit of Frenkie de Jong with still “no negotiations” taking place with the player as Barcelona talks continue.

Romano tweeted: “Structure of the add-ons still to be discussed as personal terms too, salary reduction very unlikely – so, nothing has changed yet for Frenkie de Jong deal on Monday. Man Utd and Barça still in contact, no negotiations yet on player side.”

 

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