Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag has reportedly urged the club to increase their offers for Antony and Lisandro Martinez. This is following their willingness to join the Red Devils.
The Red Devils reportedly have had opening offers rejected for Lisandro Martinez and Antony. However, both the players are pushing hard for the exit. Although, it seems Ajax are also a little reluctant to sell them.
LISANDRO MARTINEZ AND ANTONY TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY
Manchester United are understood to have had an opening offer of €50m (£42m) rejected by the Dutch giants. Arsenal are also interested in signing the center-back. However, the Red Devils are currently leading the race to sign the center-back. The player also dreams of playing in the Premier League. He is reportedly on the top of the United’s shortlist.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils also have seen a €60m (£51m) bid for the forward Antony rebuffed. However, the bid is described by Ajax as way below valuation. Although, negotiations continue between the two clubs. The Brazil international has also requested the Dutch club to drop the price. Some reports also say that Ajax would prefer to recruit replacements before agreeing to sell either Martinez or Antony this summer.
ERIK TEN HAG IS PUSHING FOR THE ARRIVAL OF BOTH OF THE PLAYERS
According to reports, Erik Ten Hag is now asking United to make improved offers for Lisandro Martinez and Antony. While both the players are also trying their best to force a move through. The manager reportedly believes the two signings will take United to next level. He also believes both the players will build a bright future at Old Trafford.
Manchester United are currently looking to wrap up signings by the end of the transfer window. However, they do not want to get involved in bidding wars for the players. The manager is looking to sign five players before the summer transfer window ends. Ten Hag wants to bring back Champions League football next season at Old Trafford.
Lisandro Martinez made 36 appearances for the Dutch giants last season. He initially played as a defensive midfielder. However, he was converted into center-back by Erik Ten Hag. This has proved to be a masterstroke for his career. Meanwhile, Antony enjoyed an impressive season as he scored 12 goals and provide 10 assists in 32 appearances across all competitions.
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