A week is a long time in football. Rewind back to last week and the summer business that Manchester United had conducted didn’t look too promising. Seven days on, and the outlook is looking a whole lot brighter.
New left back Tyrell Malacia should give United a new attacking dimension down the left. Despite not officially signing yet, Christian Eriksen will add some real quality to the squad, and United are set to make their biggest splash of the window so far with the signing of Lisandro Martinez from Erik Ten Haag’s former club Ajax.
Martinez is a manager’s dream with the diminutive Argentine able to play numerous different defensive positions. Effective at centre back, left back and as a defensive midfielder, Martinez will add tenacity and variety to whether he is needed.
It’s believed that the transfer fee required to complete the Martinez deal could cost United close to $60 million euros. United have fended off heavy interest from Arsenal and it seems that Martinez fancies a reunion with his former Ajax boss.
United’s shopping is nowhere near done as they continued to be linked with Barcelona star Frenkie De Jong. That promises to be a transfer that could rumble on throughout the summer.