Lisandro Martinez transfer news: Man Utd edge out Arsenal in race for defender, Barcelona and PSG mixed


LISANDRO MARTINEZ looks to be a wanted man this summer and Manchester United are leading the charge.

Betfair have rated the Red Devils as 7/4 favorites to sign the defender from Ajax this summer.


United boss Erik Ten Hag


New United boss Erik Ten Hag worked with the Eredivisie side’s versatile goalscorer last season.

Central defensive partner Jurrien Timber was considered Ten Hag’s number one choice when he moved to Old Trafford.

The Dutch international dealt a blow to his former boss last week by hinting he would stay at Ajax to avoid an “upheaval” at this stage of his career.

Martinez was also the subject of a failed bid from Arsenal last week.

Mikel Arteta’s men are looking for reinforcements but have had their £25million bid rebuffed by Ajax.

Lisandro Martinez next club

And now United could turn away any move from the North Londoners, with Betfair seeing them as leaders in the chase.

They have Man Utd as 7/4 favourites, with Arsenal second best at 9/2.

Martinez – who was part of the Argentina team that won the Copa America – won the Champions League title and experience in Amsterdam.

He was recently an unused substitute as Lionel Messi and Co beat Italy 3-0 in La Finalissima at Wembley.

Messi’s former club are third in betting at 5/1.

Cash-strapped Barcelona are in a summer of transition and will need to offload some of their stars to be able to spend big again this summer.

While Messi’s current club PSG are 12/1 to help bolster their strong squad as they go in search of European glory.



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