Manchester United submit €50m bid for Monaco’s Anthony Martial – report

by Ben Topliss

Manchester United have made a bid in excess of €50m for Monaco forward Anthony Martial, according to RMC.

Man United were criticised for a lack of cutting edge following the 2-1 defeat against Swansea City on Sunday and it looks like Louis van Gaal has reacted in the transfer market.

There have been no rumours at all linking Martial with a move to Old Trafford and the move comes as a surprise.

Aged just 19-years-old, the player has been generating buzz in France following some energetic displays.

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Offering €50m for someone so young seems like a stretch but Manchester City did pay £49m for Raheem Sterling earlier in the window.

Unfortunately, clubs are aware of United’s situation and they were always going to pay a premium for players this late in the window as a result.

Nevertheless, it will be good to get someone in rather than no-one at all. Sometimes the excitement surrounding a late signing can spur a team on for the season ahead. Martial is largely an unknown quantity but United must have done their homework if they are willing to pay so much.

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