Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez in a reported €57million (£48m) deal.
The fee was agreed between the clubs on July 17 and the player has now signed a five-year deal with an option for a further year.
The 24-year-old follows former coach Erik ten Hag to Old Trafford and is thought to potentially rise to €67m (£56.5m) with add-ons.
Martinez’s arrival is the latest building block in the Dutchman’s restructuring of the English giants, who last term recorded the worst points tally in the Premier League era (58).
They have also conceded the most goals they have ever had in a Premier League campaign (57), something The Hag hopes the Argentina international can help improve.
Speaking on the club’s official website after the announcement, Martinez said: “It’s an honor 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.” me even further.
“I’ve been lucky enough to be part of successful teams in my career and that’s what I want to continue to do at Manchester United. It’s going to be a lot of work to get to that point but I firmly believe that under this manager and the coaches and together with my we can do it with new teammates.
“I want to thank Ajax and its fans for all the support they have given me. I had an incredible time there, but I feel the moment is right to test myself in a different environment. Now I am at the perfect club to do that.”
Martinez follows Tyrell Malacia and Christian Eriksen through the door at Old Trafford, while the Ten Hag has also held tough talks with missing striker Cristiano Ronaldo.