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Lisandro Martinez tells Man Utd, Arsenal fans: They call me the Butcher of Amsterdam

Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez is proud of his nickname in Argentina.

Martinez is being linked with Manchester United and Arsenal this summer.

Martinez said: "Yes, I am called the Canisero - the Butcher of Amsterdam. We Argentines do everything with passion - and when I go out on the pitch I fight for every ball.

"If I have to step over dead bodies I do it. I want to win every 50-50 situation because I know that I am fighting for food for every member of my family and for my friends.

"That is the feeling I have - and every Argentinian has. It is the kind of motivation I cannot explain."

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