Transfer: Why I chose Manchester United over Arsenal – Lisandro Martinez
Lisandro Martinez, a recently signed defender for Manchester United, has explained why he passed on Arsenal.
Martinez claimed that he ultimately decided to join “one of the top clubs in the world.”
The 24-year-old was acquired from Ajax in a move of €67.3 million (£56.2 million) and is reunited with Erik ten Hag, the coach he worked with at Ajax for three seasons.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal worked hard to bring the defender to Old Trafford prior to his decision to sign with Manchester United.
The Argentine international, though, has stated unequivocally that United was always his top choice.
When asked why he chose United, Martinez responded to MUTV, “Well, Manchester United is one of the top clubs in the world, in my opinion.
Everyone wants to participate in this game. I seized the opportunity because it presented itself, and I’m now quite grateful to be here.