Lisandro Martínez signs with Manchester United, speaks on transfer


Lisandro Martínez has signed with Manchester United and spoken about his transfer.

Martínez is now a Manchester United player. While the move was confirmed over a week ago, no official announcement had been made.

Manchester United made the move official on Wednesday as Lisandro was at Carrington. The contract is until June 2027 with the option to extend it for a futher year.

The 24 year old spoke about joining the club. Speaking to the club’s website, here is what he had to say:

“It’s an honour to join this great football club. I’ve worked so hard to get to this moment and, now that I’m here, I’m going to push myself even further.

“I’ve been lucky enough to be part of successful teams in my career and that’s what I want to continue at Manchester United. There will be a lot of work to get to that moment, but I firmly believe that, under this manager and coaches, and together with my new team-mates, we can do it.

“I want to thank Ajax and their fans for all the support they gave me. I had an unbelievable time there but feel the moment is right to test myself in another environment. Now I am at the perfect club to do this.”

John Murtough, who is the Manchester United football director also spoke about the move:

“Lisandro is an outstanding player who will bring further quality and experience to Erik [Ten Hag]’s squad.

“We are delighted that he has chosen to join Manchester United and we are looking forward to seeing him develop further and help the team achieve the success we are aiming for.”


    • I believe in Licha quality, but I also understand why the fans are worried about his height. That is because the EPL plays futbol the orthodox way: build the attack, send to the wing backs, and make a long cross, repeat the same. So the height factor is more important there more than other leagues.

      For example the 6’1 185 cm Cuti is considered very strong in the air in serie A and in seleccion too, but in EPL he got beaten quite often in the air. A lot of Spurs fans who “worship” him thinks that aerial ability is one of few Cuti weaknesses now. Thats because Cuti faced more aerial battles more than in serie A and in EPL, they are much more physical.

      As for Licha, it will be a challenge. Maybe he will get beaten once or twice in the air but he gets other amazing defensive capabilities that can make up for it.

  1. Lisandro came a long way and i’m so happy for him that he got his dream move to the best league in the world .
    He will show the doubts how really good he is.

      • It’s the premier league. Everyone already assuming that he will lose the battle against those tall strikers. It’s sad to see they doing this. Hopefully he proves all of them wrong.

        • i just googled “eredivisie and premier league height” and the results are hilarious. This is google’s answer, driven by a ton of other people recently googling the same question –

          “Lisandro Martinez’s height won’t be an issue
          Numbers show that, on average, the Premier League has slightly shorter players than the Eredivisie, with the English league’s average height standing at 182.29 cm and the Dutch top-flight’s average height being 182.52 cm.Jul 18, 2022”

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