. Given their disappointing defensive performance last season,
United have been linked with Jerrian Timber for weeks. But it seems that this footballer chooses to stay with the agency next. After friendly Louis van Gaal warned of the prospect of going to the World Cup,
United had to look for other options. They are reportedly turning their attention to Martinez, who has performed well with Ajax last season.
New United boss Erik ten Hag made central-back Timber his No.1 defensive target, but the Dutch international was advised not to make the move by Holland coach and former Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal. Timber, 21, is said to have taken on board van Gaal’s advice and decided a move to United, with the World Cup less than six months away, is too much of a risk at this stage of his career.
The 24-year-old centre-back has also been linked with the Gunners. With reports saying they had been turn down a €30m offer on one occasion.
Although Martinez has more than three years on his contract, Ajax is thought to be available to sell the Argentine if offered the right fit. Especially if Timber stays with them
, Martinez has won two league titles with Ajax and another Dutch Cup. Since moving from Defenza i Hustica in 2019