Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd confirm deal with Lisandro Martinez and Arsenal latest
FILE: Man Utd agree with Ajax to sign defender Martinez
Football’s transfer machinery grinds on and speculation is rife First League Clubs and others across Europe are looking to finalize their squads for the new season.
Lisandro Martinez is then headed to Old Trafford Manchester United confirmed they have agreed a deal with Ajax worth up to £57m and the Argentina international defender will link up with his former boss Eric ten Hag.
arsenal were also interested in the Argentina international but missed out on left centre-back despite being tempted by the prospect of playing for Mikel Arteta.
In other news, Cristiano Ronaldo could be on the verge of a shock move to Atletico Madrid, Armando Broja edging closer to Chelsea move to West Ham, Arsenal looking to tie at least one of them Oleksandr Zinchenko or Youri Tielemans and Matthijs de Ligt is bound by Juventus to FC Bayern Munich.
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William Saliba ‘is in the plans’ for Arsenal
Arsenal centre-back William Saliba has impressed on loan in Ligue 1 in recent years but is aiming for a breakthrough this season at the Emirates Stadium in a bid to secure a place in France’s World Cup squad.
And Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has confirmed the 21-year-old is part of his thinking this season, urging him to take his chance.
During Arsenal’s pre-season tour of the United States, Arteta stated: “He’s in the plans. We cannot guarantee first-team football to anyone on this team – you can ask that question to anyone.
“What we guarantee is that the ones we really see and think will take us to the next level, they will play many minutes.
“He’s a real talent and showed what he can do last year. But football is about what you do the next day – what everyone did three months ago or a month ago doesn’t really matter. It’s what you do tomorrow and he’ll have a chance to play.”
Luke BakerJuly 18, 2022 11:31 am
Cristiano Ronaldo to Atlético Madrid?
A potential shock Madrid return could be on the cards as Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly convinced Diego Simeone to sign him for Atletico.
Ronaldo has made no secret of his desire to leave Manchester United to play Champions League football and Atletico play the ball despite the 37-year-old being a legend for fierce rivals Real Madrid.
The market for Ronaldo hasn’t been as resilient as the Portuguese had hoped, with Chelsea and Bayern Munich having closed each other out and the striker turning down a lucrative offer from an unnamed Saudi Arabian club.
Spanish outlet Diario AS are now claiming that they could return to the Spanish capital with Atletico.
Luke BakerJuly 18, 2022 11:14 am
Matthijs de Ligt has joined Bayern Munich for £68m
A big move on the continent as Bayern Munich have agreed a £68million deal to sign centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, according to reports from Juventus heaven in Germany among other.
The Bundesliga champions are paying an initial £59.5million plus a further £8.5million in add-ons, with the deal running until the summer of 2027.
The Netherlands international is still only 22 and is expected to complete his medical in Munich today, with Fabrizio Romano also confirming the move.
Luke BakerJuly 18, 2022 11:06 am
Lisandro Martinez: Manchester United reach £47m deal with Ajax for Argentina defender
Manchester United have agreed with ajax for the defender’s £47m transfer Lisandro Martinez that could rise to £55m.
The Argentine centre-back becomes the new United manager Eric ten Hag‘s third summer signing at Old Trafford, subject to a medical, and is set to sign a five-year deal with an option for an additional year.
Ajax confirmed in a statement the deal includes a further £8.5m in potential additions for the 24-year-old international.
Ten Hag coached the defender at Ajax last season and Martinez follows suit Tyrell Malacia and Christian Ericsen to join the club this summer.
Manchester United said: “Manchester United are delighted to announce that the club have reached an agreement with Ajax on the transfer of Argentina international defender Lisandro Martinez, subject to medical treatment, final terms for the players and UK visa requirements.”
Manchester United reach £47m deal with Ajax for defender Lisandro Martinez
The 24-year-old will sign a five-year deal, subject to a medical, finalization of player terms and visa requirements
Luke BakerJuly 18, 2022 10:58 am
Football transfer news and rumors
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There is a lot going on across Europe as Lisandro Martinez joins Man Utd, Matthijs de Ligt joins Bayern Munich and the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Armando Broja, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Youri Tielemans have their futures up in the air.
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Luke BakerJuly 18, 2022 10:56 am