Manchester United have agreed a fee with Ajax for the transfer of Lisandro Martinez, The Athletic understands.
Personal terms have also been agreed with Martinez, 24, and United are hoping he can join them on their pre-season tour in Australia.
United chief executive Richard Arnold and football director John Murtough traveled to Amsterdam in order to get the deal agreed with Ajax chief executive – and former United goalkeeper – Edwin van der Sar.
Martinez has been subject of interest from Erik ten Hag’s side and the United manager has got his man.
The Athletic reported that United were holding talks with Ajax in a bid to complete a deal for Martinez.
Martinez is said to have told the Eredivisie champions that the only option he would consider this summer is a move to the Premier League.
When Ajax extended his contract last October, there was an understanding that they would not stand in his way if such an opportunity arose.
Arsenal were also thought to be interested in Martinez, but the opportunity to be reunited with Ten Hag – who managed him at Ajax – is understood to have appealed to the left-sided center-back more.
Martinez played 36 times for Ajax last season and has made seven appearances for Argentina.
While in Australia, United play Melbourne Victory on Friday, followed by Crystal Palace on Tuesday and then Aston Villa on Saturday.
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