Manchester United look to solve their attacking problems by recruiting French teenager Anthony Martial from Monaco for 36m GBP as per BBC while L’Equipe claim the price to be around 80m Euro (55m GBP) with add-ons. United fans cannot believe it is happening, as evident from their reaction on Twitter.
Manchester United net spend had reached almost zero, having sold of di Maria for a mammoth fee. The club had problems in their attacking department, as Wayne Rooney is continuing to fire blanks in the league and back up forward Javier Hernandez is set to be sold.
a L’ QUIPE (@lequipe) August 31, 2015
The club have decided to sign the 19-year-old French forward Anthony Martial from Monaco for a massive fee of A?36m. And quite evidently, the deal has shocked everyone. The French striker, while a talent, has scored only 11 goals in 42 appearance last season for Monaco. The season before that, he scored 3 in 11 games all season. To splash out that amount of money on a talented, yet, unproven player has baffled the United fans, as visible from the tweets below.
Anthony Martial will fit in nicely with Wayne Rooney. He hasn’t had a shot on target this season. a Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) August 31, 2015
I don’t understand how you can quibble over a couple of million for Pedro and then splash out A?36m on Anthony Martial.
a Jonathan Wilson (@jonawils) August 31, 2015
People aren’t really complaining about the price tag of Martial, it’s more the fact that a 50-60m can be spent on proven players instead. a Hashbrown (@hesham786) August 31, 2015
Austin? Martial? Fuk me…..Are we battling relegation or trying to win the premiership #MUFC
a Curtis (@CurtiZSe7eN) August 31, 2015
a Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 31, 2015
So Tottenham bid a 10m for Martial at the start of the summer and Monaco asked for a 20m. Spurs declined. Man Utd have bid a 50m. Madness.
a Andrew Haigh (@AndrewHaigh) August 31, 2015
June: Spurs on verge of signing Martial for a 25m August: Man UTD on verge of signing Martial for a 55m He must have had one hell of a July! a Footy Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) August 31, 2015
“I can tell you Martial will have 97 Pace in 2022” says Man United scout Gavin. pic.twitter.com/iKiA2EuRez
a FootyHumour (@FootyHumour) August 31, 2015
Louis van Gaal dreamt of Martial during the night that he won the UCL in 1995 in Vienna. [media outlet that Manchester United briefed] a Rafael HernA?ndez (@RafaelH117) August 31, 2015