The transfer of Lisandro Martinez from Dutch team Ajax Football Club to Manchester United has been officially announced.
On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, Manchester United posted a statement confirming the news on their website. The Argentinean reportedly agreed to a five-year contract that will keep him with the team through the summer of 2027.
Martinez, who made his debut 24 hours after Christian Eriksen, the captain of Denmark, did, revealed his happiness at joining the Old Trafford club. He expressed his gratitude to the Ajax fans for all they had done for him while he was a member of the team.
It’s an honour to join this great football club. I’ve worked so hard to get to this moment and, now that I’m here, I’m going to push myself even further. I’ve been lucky enough to be part of successful teams in my career and that’s what I want to continue at Manchester United. There will be a lot of work to get to that moment, but I firmly believe that, under this manager and coaches, and together with my new teammates, we can do it. I want to thank Ajax and its fans for all the support they gave me. I had an unbelievable time there but feel the moment is right to test myself in another environment. Now I am at the perfect club to do this.
Martinez played 177 games for Ajax, winning two Eredivisie championships and the Copa America with Argentina.