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Top 3 transfer hijacks involving Premier League clubs this summer

This summer’s transfer window was one of the most memorable in recent times.

There were multiple sagas unfolding in the build-up and throughout the window, which included players such as Kylian Mbappe, Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo.  

Only one of them made a switch, with the Polish striker departing Bayern Munich for Barcelona. The latter had a very busy window and performed their fair share of hijacks throughout the summer. That word in terms of football transfers gets fans really excited as they usually come out of the blue.  

The 2022 summer window contained multiple hijacked deals so let’s look at the top three involving Premier League clubs. 

3 – Lisandro Martinez (Ajax to Manchester United) 

Going into the summer window, Lisandro Martinez was hot property. The defender is incredibly versatile as he can play as a centre-back, left-back and even a holding midfielder.  

In addition to that, the Argentine is very good technically and that grabbed the attention of many clubs, but mainly Manchester United and Arsenal in England.  

Arsenal were very interested in Martinez and opened up the bidding with an offer of around £29m for the Ajax star, stated GOAL.  

That offer was subsequently rejected by the Dutch giants and therefore, the Gunners returned with another bid, which was said to be around £35m plus add-ons, according to GOAL. A third bid with extra add-ons was submitted after that, reported Football.London, but as the London club tiptoed around the deal, Manchester United moved efficiently.  

The Red Devils, now under the management of former Ajax coach Erik ten Hag, moved for the Dutchman’s former player.  

The Manchester club ended up signing Martinez for £56.7m and United have tied the defender down to a five-year contract, reports Sky Sports.  

It was one of the biggest hijacks of the summer and the Argentine has shown in the opening part of the season what all the fuss was about, already becoming a favourite amongst…

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Author : Darren Looney

Publish date : 2022-09-10 19:34:50

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