Argentine international Lisandro Martínez reached an agreement with Ajax to extend his contract, which expired in 2023, until June 2025, the Dutch club announced in a statement on Friday.
“Bad news for all forwards”, published the Ajax in his verified account of Twitter, with a short video in which Martínez comes out drinking mate and wearing a club shirt with the number 2025 on the back.
The 23-year-old, who was included today in the Eredivisie eleven for September, is with three assists the defender who has given the most assists so far this season in the Dutch competition.
“I feel very happy, I am very proud of this great step in my career. What I can show is happiness, I am very excited and wanting to continue for more “Martinez told the club’s television.
The player said that he feels in his “best football moment” and that today he is “stronger, more intelligent” and plays “more calmly”.
His team, Ajax, is the current leader of the Eredivisie and the first in group C of the Champions League. “We are doing well. We have to work, go step by step, match by match, be calm and trust what we do “ Indian.
Negotiations between the Argentine player and the Dutch team have dragged on for four months after his name was linked to other major European clubs.
The technical director of Ajax, Marc Overmars, advanced in early September that the international “has earned” the renewal and that “when a player grows so much and becomes someone important, he should be rewarded.”
Martínez arrived in the Netherlands in the summer of 2019 from Defense and Justice and has since played 91 official matches with the Amsterdam club. Last season he won the League and the Netherlands Cup and his good performance earned him to be called up for the Copa América with Argentina.
“With the number of players in the Argentine team and with how difficult it is to be on that list, the truth is that I feel very proud and that gives me a lot of motivation to keep improving, to keep growing”, indicated the player.