Arsenal pressing to sign Ajax star player as club agreed deal


Arsenal pressing to sign Ajax star player as club agreed deal

Arsenal has disclosed interested to sign Ajax defender this summer transfer window

However, Mikel Arteta is keen to rebuild the club ahead of next season campaign

According to reports from AS, Arsenal are pressing to sign Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez in a £30million deal.

Initial talks have already taken place with Arsenal willing to offer around £25m for the Argentina international

However, Ajax have dismissed that figure and want more with the knowledge they have other clubs willing to bid.

The 24-year-old can play as a centre-back, left back and centre midfield.

According to reports in The Athletic, Arsenal believe Martinez can offer competition to established left-sided

However, centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes while also providing cover for Kieran Tierney at left back.

Arsenal’s late season issues came to the fore when Tierney was ruled out for the remainder of the campaign

Mikel Arteta often having to resort to using unnatural players in the position.

Were Martinez to arrive, it is likely that Nuno Tavares would depart

Seemingly on loan although reports have suggested that they would sell the Portuguese for the right price

Martinez is a current Argentina international and helped his country win the inaugural Finalissima against Italy at Wembley this month.

Arsenal pressing to sign Ajax star player as club agreed deal

He was an understudy to Cristian Romero and Nicolas Otamendi last year as Argentina won the Copa America.

Barcelona are admirers though they have other priorities once they release more finance for transfers from the sale of marketing licensing and broadcast rights

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