Manchester United complete Lisandro Martínez signing for initial £48.3m

Fee for Argentina international could rise to £56.7mMartínez is third United signing of the Ten Hag eraManchester United have completed the signing of the Argentina defender Lisandro Martínez from Ajax on a contract to June 2027. Ajax said the guaranteed fee was €57.37m (£48.3m), rising to a possible €67.37m with add-ons.Martínez played at Ajax under Erik ten Hag and becomes the United manager’s third signing after Tyrell Malacia and Christian Eriksen. United retain an interest in the Ajax forward Anthony and continue to pursue the Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.Martínez, a left-sided centre-back who can also operate as a defensive midfielder or at left-back, has won the Dutch league the past two seasons. The 24-year-old has seven caps.

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