Lisandro Martinez has already told Manchester United how to manage key transfer detail

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Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Lisandro Martinez, and the player has already told the club how to help him get settled.

Lisandro Martinez has already detailed the example Manchester United must follow to help him fit in at Old Trafford.

The centre-back is expected to have his medical ahead of a move to United over the course of this weekend.

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United battled with other clubs for the signing, but they won the race, paying £45million including add-ons to seal the deal.

Martinez will link back up with Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford after working with the Dutchman at Ajax.

The centre-back is coming off a superb season, winning Ajax’s Player of the Year award.

Arriving from Argentina, it will have been no easy task for the defender to fit in at Ajax, having to learn a completely new language.

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But Ajax take pride in bedding players in, and United have an example to follow.

"From the first day you realize that there is a football and personal school. They are all an example,” Martinez said of Ajax, via Mundo Deportivo.

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“They are very polite, respectful, they try to help you all the time, with the language, the training sessions, I was surprised how they integrate you quickly to the group.

“Here you learn every day.”

It will be interesting to see whether that Ajax culture follows Ten Hag to Old Trafford.

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Clearly, the process of being embedded is one Martinez values, and United would be wise to make sure the process goes smoothly if they want to get the best out of their new signing.

The latest on the transfer itself is that Martinez has been spotted taking a flight to Manchester.

The centre-back is expected to have his medical this weekend ahead of a move being wrapped up, likely early next week.

Martinez’s arrival will be a key one for United, with Ten Hag searching for a centre-back since early in the window.

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