Man United finally strike a £55m deal with Ajax for defender Lisandro Martinez.

Manchester United have confirmed that the club have reached an agreement with Ajax over a £55.3million deal for Lisandro Martinez.

The 24-year-old Argentina center-back, who flew into the UK on Friday to complete the transfer, still needs to undergo a medical and obtain a visa.

United will pay an initial £46.8m plus £8.5m in add-ons, making Lisandro Martinez the second most expensive defender in the club’s history after Harry Maguire. 

He will sign a five-year contract with the option of a one-year extension worth £120,000-a-week.

The two clubs formally announced confirmation on Sunday that a fee had been agreed so Ajax could inform the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

United moved for him after missing out on signing his Ajax team-mate Jurrien Timber earlier this summer.

The Dutchman opted to stay in Amsterdam due to having concerns about his playing time heading into this year’s World Cup.

Martinez quickly became the Red Devils’ main target, although they initially faced competition for his signature from Arsenal.

Martinez will join a pool of four senior center-backs at Old Trafford that includes Maguire, Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof. 

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