After weeks of negotiations, the Eredivisie champions lastly accepted a £46million proposal from the Pink Devils on Thursday and the Argentine could possibly be confirmed as a United participant on Friday.
Ajax rejected two earlier bids from United, whereas Arsenal had additionally submitted a number of provides, however Martinez had all the time insisted that he needed to be reunited with Erik ten Hag.
The 24-year-old was not noted of the Dutch membership’s coaching session on Thursday in order to not threaten his transfer to Outdated Trafford.
In accordance with The Athletic, United are already planning for Martinez and are hoping that he’ll be capable of fly to Australia within the coming days to hyperlink up with the remainder of the squad.
Ten Hag’s aspect play Melbourne Victory on Friday – which can come too quickly for Martinez to be concerned – earlier than dealing with Premier League sides Crystal Palace and Aston Villa on Tuesday and Saturday respectively.
If United get the paperwork signed off in time, the Argentina worldwide may have an opportunity of being concerned in one in all subsequent week’s friendlies.
After assembly with Barcelona on Wednesday, United CEO Richard Arnold and soccer director John Murtough jetted to Amsterdam to be able to wrap up the deal.
The negotiations had hit a number of obstacles in earlier days and weeks, however Ajax chief government Edwin van der Sar – who, in fact, beforehand performed for United – is alleged to have performed a vital position in unblocking proceedings.
Martinez additionally made it clear to Ajax that he needed to maneuver to Manchester and personally rejected Arsenal’s method, stopping a bidding conflict from going down.
Private phrases haven’t been an issue, with a contract agreed, and Martinez will put pen to paper imminently.
His private chef even hinted that the deal was near completion on Thursday, importing a picture of a ‘farewell dinner’ with the versatile defender to Instagram and asking United followers to ‘deal with him effectively’.
Martinez will turn into United’s second summer time signing after Tyrell Malacia, although a deal for Frenkie de Jong is proving slightly extra sophisticated regardless of agreeing a payment with Barcelona because the Dutchman doesn’t wish to depart Camp Nou.
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