At the moment, the Red Devils are focusing on other matters, while Arsenal have made formal offers for the Argentina international. Manager Mikel Arteta is incredibly proud of him.
This sounds positive for the Gunners. Romano however insists that Martinez is still open to the possibility of moving to Old Trafford.
: “These are two stages of negotiations. Romano explains that Arsenal has already made official offers of up to EUR40m plus any add-ons for Martinez. Manchester United is busy with Tyrell Malacia, Frenkie De Jong and Frenkie De Jong. Romano says they have been in touch with Lisandro’s agents.
“The players is open to negotiations with both clubs so far.” Arsenal insist on this player a lot because Arteta is believed to be a huge fan of Lisandro.
It seems obvious that United needs this signing more than Arsenal. So it’s not surprising that they are allowing the Gunners move ahead of them.
Martinez is a great talent, after impressing in Eredivisie. A move to Manchester to follow Erik ten Hag could help him settle in to the Premier League.
Manchester United surely need to step up their Lisandro Martinez transfer efforts
One can imagine him walking straight into the MUFC’s starting line-up after poor performances from players like Harry Maguire or Victor Lindelof. Raphael Varane, on the other hand, was not convincing and struggled to keep fit for much of last season.
Martinez at Arsenal would face Gabriel Magalhaes, Ben White and William Saliba for a spot in the central defense, so it is difficult to imagine how he’d be able to get regular playing time.
This would give AFC great depth at the back if they could get it done. However, United would be foolish to pass up this chance and allow one of their top four competitors to strengthen their defensive options so much.
At Arsenal, Martinez would be up against Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes and William Saliba for a place in central defence, so it’s hard to see how he’d get regular playing time.
It would certainly give AFC tremendous depth at the back if they got this done, but it would be poor from United to miss out on this opportunity and instead allow one of their main top four rivals to strengthen their defensive options so significantly.