It's a pull fight between Arsenal and Manchester United
Arsenal or Manchester United for Lisandro Martinez?
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal is determined to sign Lisandro Martinez from Ajax ahead of Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United in the summer transfer window, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The well-known and well-respected journalist has reported on Twitter that Arsenal and Manchester United both are keen on signing Martinez from Ajax this summer.
Romano has claimed that Manchester United is preparing a bid for the Argentina international central defender, but Arsenal has no intention of giving up on signing the 24-year-old and “are still pushing”.
Earlier this week, The Sun reported that Arsenal is willing to pay £35 million for Martinez, adding that Ajax is looking for £45 million in transfer fees for him by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images
There has been speculation in the Dutch media that the Gunners have made two bids for Martinez.
In our view, Manchester United has the advantage over Arsenal for the signing of Ajax central defender Lisandro Martinez.
Martinez worked with new Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag at Ajax, and the chance for a reunion could be tempting for the Argentine.
Yes, United have not been very successful in recent years, but they are still arguably the biggest club in England and one of the biggest in the world.