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Argentina international Martinez has finally joined up with his new teammates on United's pre-season tour after months of speculation surrounding his future.
United have brought the 24-year-old centre-back to Old Trafford in a deal worth £47.5 million plus £8.5 million in add-ons.
But new details have emerged suggesting United could end up splashing another £1.7 million per year throughout Martinez's initial five-year contract.
According to Dutch publication De Telegraaf, Martinez's former club Ajax will receive £56,000 each time he appears in the famous red, with a maximum cap of 30 games-per-season inserted.
And that clause has no restrictions either, meaning United will still have to pay the Eredivisie side the full amount, even if he makes a substitute appearance.
Finally, I want to express my eternal gratitude to @AFCAjax for the opportunity they gave me to come to Europe and thank all of the club executives, coaches and staff for their help on a daily basis. You’ve made me into one of you…— Lisandro Martinez (@LisandrMartinez) July 27, 2022
❌❌❌ Forever Ajacied! ❌❌❌ pic.twitter.com/aWOqwNOcgk
After penning a deal worth a reported £120,000-a-week at Old Trafford, the Argentine said United was always his number one destination, with Arsenal also being linked with a move.
When asked why he joined the ranks at Old Trafford, he said: "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."
He also spoke about Erik ten Hag; a manager he spent a number of years with in Amsterdam. "Very intense, for sure. Good football. Winning mentality, you know? That’s the most important," Martinez added.
"Every player needs to have things clear. I think he’s very clear also so I think with him every day you can learn and then in the game you can understand also fully – tactics and everything."