Tottenham Hotspur are in the running to give Manchester United‘s out of favour winger Anthony Martial a new lease of life in the Premier League by making a move for him in the transfer market. The Frenchman was signed when Louis van Gaal was at the helm at Manchester United but the winger has blown hot and cold since his arrival in England.
He managed 30 appearances in the Premier League this season but most of it came from the bench as Jose Mourinho usually preferred Marcus Rashford over him. After the signing of Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window, Martial’s game time at Old Trafford reduced further and Tottenham can probably lure him in citing that he will have a better run of games and a possible starting spot in the first eleven at the North London club.
Tottenham have improved leaps and bounds under Mauricio Pochettino but they seem to falter at crucial stages. Maybe one or two experienced signings can bring them the silverware which they desperately need. Martial will certainly bring more firepower in the attacking department but he will be fighting for his place with the South Korean Son Heung Min who had an impressive season this term.
Martial seems to have all the prerequisite skills which one will need to succeed in the Premier League but his confidence seems to be down as he hasn’t blossomed in a way which the Manchester United faithful and the board expected of him.
He was signed for big bucks and many were slating the United management team for bringing an unproven talent like him at such a big club. However, he did go on to show in his initial games what can he bring to the table and it was expected that slowly he will step up to become an important player for his team.
However, he is just being used as a bits and pieces player. Even after that, he managed to touch the 11 goal mark this season. Maybe someone like Pochettino will be able to bring the best out of him as we have often seen free-flowing players not thriving under Jose Mourinho.
One can really see this move happening as Mourinho doesn’t seem to rate him much and his wages which is at £65,000-a-week shouldn’t be much of a problem for Spurs. Martial can even play the no.10 role for Tottenham next season and he might be really hungry to show his worth as he was dropped from France’s national team for the World cup.