Man United decide on next target following ‘positive’ developments

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Manchester United will target Ajax’s Lisandro Martinez if they can get deals for both Frenkie De Jong and Tyrell Malacia over the line.

That’s according to a recent report from The Times, who claims the Argentine defender is next on Erik ten Hag’s summer wishlist.

Following a breakthrough in talks to sign De Jong from Barcelona (Fabrizio Romano) and hijacking Lyon’s move for Feyenoord full-back Tyrell Malacia, the Red Devils appear to have finally kicked off their summer transfer window.

Should a deal for both players be agreed, ten Hag is expected to turn his attention to Martinez – another one of his former players.

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Martinez, 24, is one of the Eredivisie’s most highly-rated defenders. He is extremely versatile and can play in a variety of positions, including at full-back and as a defensive midfielder – which is probably why ten Hag views him as such a high priority.

The Red Devils have a tonne of full-back options, but very few players, if any, that can play as a defensive midfielder and Martinez, rumoured to be available for just £45m, would prove to be a useful addition.

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