The 24-year-old central defender is in Manchester ahead of the deal’s official announcement, and will sign a contract that will run until June 2027 after a £45 million deal was struck between the clubs.
Manchester United Close to Completing Lisandro Martinez Signing
Defender to Become Latest Player to Move to Old Trafford From Dutch Eredivisie
Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag has targeted players with top-flight experience in his native Holland during his first transfer window as the club’s manager.
22-year-old left-back Tyrell Malacia was the first signing of the ten Hag era, joining United from Feyenoord in time to embark on the club’s pre-season tour this summer.
Former Ajax midfielder Christian Eriksen became the second arrival into Old Trafford of the current window, having decided the allure of one of the world’s biggest clubs – despite their failure to qualify for the Champions League this season – was too strong to turn down in favour of staying at Brentford after a successful return to the Premier League in January.
Manchester United club bosses have picked up the pace in terms of their recent transfer activity, and are set to welcome Martinez as their third summer signing with an imminent announcement.
Frenkie de Jong Pursuit Continues to Stall and Confuse
Whether ten Hag is eventually able to add Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong to his Old Trafford revolution this summer still remains to be seen.
De Jong has been identified as ten Hag’s priority signing in this window, and United bosses have become embroiled in a protracted saga as they attempt to prise the 25-year-old from Barcelona.
United are confident Barcelona’s financial status means a deal will have to be done at some stage this summer. However, the La Liga giants do not appear to agree with that assessment, and have been able to complete some big-money deals of their own – including signing Poland striker Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich – while trying to keep hold of de Jong.
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