Let me go – Player begs club to let him join Manchester United

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Manchester United transfer target Lisandro Martinez has begged Ajax to let him leave this summer, according to Evening Standard.

Lisandro Martinez is wanted by Manchester United and Premier League rivals Arsenal, who have each held talks over a deal.

Ajax are holding out for a fee in the region of £45million as they are under no financial pressure to sell this summer after already banking around £50m from the departures of Ryan Gravenberch and Sebastien Haller.

Martinez, who was named Ajax Player of the Year last season, is keen on testing himself in the Premier League but is not currently forcing a move.

Manchester United are expected to hold further talks with Ajax this week over a deal for the centre-back with Erik ten Hag keen on signing the player before Friday.

Manchester United will leave England on Friday for our pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia. Ten Hag reportedly wants Manchester United to sign the player before the club departs for Thailand on Friday.

Ten Hag is a big admirer of the versatility of Martinez as the Ajax centre-back can also play as a left-back and defensive midfielder.

Manchester United have reportedly offered £37million for the centre-back but Ajax are holding out for £45million.

Meanwhile, Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder has warned Manchester United that Ajax centre-back Lisandro Martinez isn’t for sale.

When asked about whether he has any fears of losing Lisandro Martinez amid heavy links to Manchester United, Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder said: “No, no.

“We have made it clear internally that we don’t want to lose players of his quality.

“This is out of question right now. We are assuming that we will remain firm and that this won’t happen.”