Official: Manchester United confirmed squad number for new signings as Paul Pogba’s number 6 shirt was taken following his departure this summer.
Lisandro Martinez will wear the No. 6 for Manchester United, according to the club.
A few weeks after declaring that they had agreed a deal with the Dutch champions, United has now been able to finalize the transfer of versatile defender Martinez from Ajax.
Manchester United initially paid £46.8 million for the Argentine, with a potential increase to £55.3 million. Martinez was captured by Erik ten Hag in an effort to expand his defensive alternatives after the pair achieved remarkable success in Amsterdam.
The 24-year-old has signed a five-year deal with Old Trafford through 2027, with an additional 12-month extension option.
Additionally, it has been reported that Martinez would wear No. 6, the jersey number left vacant by Paul Pogba, in his inaugural Premier League season.
“It’s an honor to join this wonderful football club,” Martinez stated after the transaction was completed. I’ve put a lot of effort into getting to this point, and now that I’m here, I’m going to challenge myself even more.
“I’ve had the good fortune to play for winning clubs throughout my career, and I hope to do the same at Manchester United. It will take a lot of work to get there, but I am confident that we can do it with the help of my new teammates and manager, along with the coaches.
“I want to express my gratitude to Ajax and its supporters for all of their help. I had a fantastic experience there, but I believe the time is now to put myself to the test in a different setting. I’m in the ideal club right now to do this.
Christian Eriksen shirt number?
According to multiple reports, Eriksen could take the number 14. English midfielder Jesse Lingard was the last player to wear the shirt number.
The club confirmed on Thursday that Christian Eriksen will wear the number 14 shirt. Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard’s shirt numbers has been taken by the new Manchester United arrivals.
Jesse Lingard left the club as a free agent this summer. Though the number 21 is available, but it seems untouchable due to the possible arrival of Frenkie De Jong.