Arsenal are interested in signing Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez, The Athletic understands. It was revealed on Thursday that Arsenal had agreed the signing...
Arsenal are interested in signing Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez, The Athletic understands.
It was revealed on Thursday that Arsenal had agreed the signing of Porto’s Fabio Vieira in a deal worth up to €40 million.
However, it is also understood Arsenal have had a bid for Martinez — in the region of €30 million — rejected already.
Arsenal would like Martinez to join the defensive block — Ajax’s left-sided centre-back would add more depth in the position Gabriel made his own last season.
The 24-year-old, who is said to be keen on joining Arteta’s side, would also provide cover at left-back for Kieran Tierney, similar to how Takehiro Tomiyasu is also able to play both positions on the right side of defence.
A deal would increase the likelihood of a loan for Nuno Tavares, though the player is happy in London after getting a sometimes testing debut season under his belt and is keen to stay.
Martinez played 36 times in the Eredivisie last season, and has made seven appearances for Argentina.Arsenal interested in Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez - The Athletic View Story