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Ajax 'Set To Receive £56,000 Every Time Lisandro Martinez Plays For Manchester United'

Jack Kenmare

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Ajax 'Set To Receive £56,000 Every Time Lisandro Martinez Plays For Manchester United'

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Manchester United will pay Ajax a hefty £56,000 bonus every time Lisandro Martinez makes an appearance for the club, according to reports.

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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.

Manchester United played a total of 49 games last season, while Martinez played 37 club games across all competitions, including 24 Eredivisie matches and eight Champions League outings.

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."

Topics: Lisandro Martinez, Manchester United, Premier League, Ajax

Jack Kenmare
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