Manchester United reject advance from Tottenham Hotspur for Anthony Martial – report

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United have rejected Tottenham Hotspur’s approach for Anthony Martial after the North London side quoted “silly prices” for a player of such value, according reports.

The Frenchman’s agent confirmed earlier this month that Martial, having lost his place in the side to Alexis Sanchez back in January, wanted to move elsewhere this summer.

Juventus appear favourites at this time to secure the signature of the 22-year-old, who is valued at around €90m by Man United.

And according to M.E.N‘s Samuel Luckhurst, United have given Spurs the short shrift after quoting a price for Martial that you can imagine would have been embarrassingly low.

This is Tottenham, after all. Martial is a player of scary amounts of talent and who gets supporters off their seats more than any other member of the current squad, but Mourinho has alienated him, crushed his confidence, and predictably forced him away from the exit door. It is a decision which will haunt the club for years.

Seeing him leave will be painful. But there is nonetheless a feeling among supporters that they just want to see Martial fulfil his potential and, more simply, just enjoy his football. A club of Spurs’ stature is out of the question. Juventus, Barcelona or Bayern Munich – three clubs linked with his name – would be appropriate places for the youngster to show the world what he is really about.

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