Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal need to increase their bid by £10 million to sign Tottenham Hotspur target Lisandro Martinez from Ajax in the summer transfer window, according to The Sun.
The Sun have reported that Arsenal are willing to pay £35 million to Ajax for central defender Martinez.
Manchester United are also claimed to be keen on the 24-year-old left-sided central defender.
The Sun have reported that Ajax are looking for £45 million as transfer fee for Martinez.
90min reported this month interest from Arsenal’s bitter North London rivals Tottenham in Martinez.
ARSENAL OVER TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FOR LISANDRO MARTINEZ
The Athletic have reported that Lisandro Martinez is open to a move to Arsenal, which suggests that the Gunners could get him ahead of Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
All that the Gunners need to do is increase their bid to £45 million.
Now, Arsenal are already willing to pay £35 million for the Argentine, so maybe Technical Director Edu and manager Mikel Arteta should look at increasing the offer by £10 million and getting a deal done.
Martinez made 23 starts and one substitute appearances in the Eredivisie last season.
The Argentine scored one goal and gave three assists in those games.