Transfer: Why I snubbed Arsenal for Manchester United – Lisandro Martinez
Newly unveiled Manchester United defender, Lisandro Martinez, has revealed why he snubbed Arsenal.
Martinez said he chose to join ‘one of the best clubs in the world instead.
The 24-year-old was signed in a €67.3 million (£56.2m) deal from Ajax and is reunited with Erik ten Hag, who he played under for three seasons at Ajax.
Before the defender’s decision to join Manchester United, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal also pushed hard to bring him to Old Trafford.
But the Argentina international has made it clear that United was always his first-choice destination.
Asked why he decided to join United, Martinez told MUTV, “Well, Manchester United I think is one of the best clubs in the world.
“Every player wants to play here. The opportunity was there, so I took it and now I’m really happy to be here.”
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