Arsenal table bid to sign £43m defender Lisandro Martinez

By on June 29, 2022

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According to reports, Arsenal have submitted a third improved offer for Lisandro Martinez as we look to beat Manchester United to the signing of the Ajax defender.

Mikel Arteta is hoping to strengthen his defensive options this summer ahead of the new season and Martinez has emerged as a prime target.

After seeing an opening £26m offer rejected by Ajax, Arsenal tabled a second bid worth around £34m. However, that offer must not have satisfied Ajax either as The Sun claims Arsenal have gone back in with an improved third offer.

Argentinean journalist Cesar Luis Merlo – who works for TV show TYC Sports – says Arsenal’s latest bid is worth £34.5m [€40m] up front with a further £4.4m [€5m] in add-ons, meaning the entire deal is worth around £39m.

According to The Sun, Ajax’s asking price is set at £43m so it remains to be seen whether the Dutch giants will accept our new offer but it’s clear Arsenal are pushing hard to get a deal in place.

Man Utd also keen

That’s probably because Manchester United are also being heavily linked with Martinez and Arteta wants a deal done before they formalise their interest in the versatile defender.

The problem is Ajax are under no pressure to sell having already cashed in on Ryan Gravenberch and Sebastien Haller so they may try and create a bidding war between Arsenal and United.

Martinez is only 5ft 9in but he’s excellent in the air and has been hugely impressive at centre-back for Ajax since joining the club in 2019. He won their Player of the Year award last season to help secure back-to-back titles.

The 24-year-old is also comfortable playing at left-back so Arteta sees him as the perfect addition to offer competition for Gabriel and Kieran Tierney in defence.

We’ll have to wait and see how things develop but it would be a second big blow if we were to miss out on Martinez to United. Arsenal were close to signing Raphinha before Chelsea gazumped us so let’s hope it doesn’t happen again with Martinez!


  1. Michael Bruce

    June 29, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    arsenal are so unserious and lazy as usual when it has to do with transfers. why not just pay the 43m and get the deal before United does. spinless club.

    • Suleiman haruna

      June 29, 2022 at 9:37 pm

      Is signing player buying peanut? Sometime you guys talk as if you don’t understand how agents patronize their clients by linking them to real and special Arsenal so that they can draw other teams attention to their clients and also create bidding war.Let me advice you that is not all you read you believe and conclude as truth thank you.

    • Yosef

      July 1, 2022 at 2:47 pm

      Just pay 45m we pay 50m for white come on arsenal hurry up and get the deal done

  2. Edwin

    June 29, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    Sometimes i wonder what is wrong with other teams…they just wait us to spot then they come for the player…this thing sucks

  3. Dr Agabain

    June 30, 2022 at 4:44 am

    Unfortunately arsenal as usual very lazy to secure like these bargains and the history is present Ibrahimovic Ronaldo Higuain Benzima club got Pepe 80 m£ waste money and time do not want to pay half for successful bargains

  4. Ikechukwu Ugonnaya

    July 1, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Please whatever we plan of doing should be done fast before other clubs takes advantage of our slow in bargaining to snatch away our chances of signing our ideal player.