According to multiple reports, Tottenham are the latest side to take interest in Anthony Martial’s situation at Manchester United. Mauricio Pochettino has made Anthony Martial his high priority signing during the summer.
Speculations have surrounded French winger’s future at Old Trafford for quite a time now. The winger is believed to be desperate about getting his future settled and secured. It seems like that the less game time under Mourinho has resulted in his non-selection for the Fifa World Cup as well.
Manchester United have confirmed the first summer signing of Fred earlier this week from Shakhtar Donetsk. Other reports have suggested that United still needs to sell players in order to raise funds for further summer signings.
Tottenham Hotspur Interested to Cut Martial Deal
According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are planning to strengthen their attack this summer. The officials are planning talks with Manchester United to agree on a deal for Anthony Martial. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will reportedly receive a £100m budget to spend on new transfer targets this summer. Pochettino would be willing to spend much of it to secure the services of Martial.
The Spurs boss is also expected to push Tottenham board to get him his desired signings. Pochettino has turned down lucrative deal from Real Madrid to stay with the North London club and would expect the club to deliver.
What went wrong with Anthony Martial at Manchester United?
Manchester United broke the bank to secure Martial’s transfer to Old Trafford in summer of 2015. The deal initially costed them £38m. Expensive add-ons pushed the price up to a maximum of £58m. Martial succeeded to make a mark among the fans when he scored on his debut game against Liverpool resulting in a 3-1 win. He continued to play regular football under Van Gaal scoring some of the important goals.
Martial has failed to make an impact under current manager Jose Mourinho comparing with Alexis Sanchez. The January signing of Chilean left winger Alexis Sanchez marked the dent on Martial’s hopes of having a regular starting XI spot. Since then, he has not been able to get hold of a proper starting XI spot in the team which eventually increased the speculation regarding his future.
However, United’s determination to maximise income from any Martial sale will be the biggest stumbling block towards a deal, particularly due to Spurs chairman Daniel Levy’s reputation as a fierce negotiator.