Tottenham Hotspur fail in bid to loan Manchester United striker Anthony Martial
According to the teacher’s transfer Fabrizio RomanoTottenham Hotspur had a loan move for Manchester United striker Anthony Martial, as the Frenchman was not interested in any loan move to join other English clubs.
Martial has not featured for the Red Devils since playing in the 3-2 win over Arsenal in December. The France international has yet to be picked in United’s last five games either, since interim coach Ralph Rangnick took the helm at Old Trafford.
With the striker interested in a move away from Manchester, Tottenham were one of the clubs to apply for a loan to Manchester United, but it appears the 26-year-old may be interested in a move abroad.
Man United are currently asking interested clubs to cover Martial’s salary as well as loan fees for his signature stamp. Aside from Tottenham, newly wealthy Newcastle United have also made sure to add the striker to their ranks in their quest to fight relegation.
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is in desperate need of a striker in January, with no backup striker in his squad to support Harry Kane. The England striker himself has been lacking in goals this season, which does not bode well for Conte’s quest to finish seasons strong.
With Sevilla, Barcelona and Juventus all said to be eager to sign Martial this window, Tottenham took a hit to sign a striker in January. Conte called for a new addition in this department and as things stand, it seems highly unlikely that Marshall will be.
Martial is no stranger to the Tottenham fans, he scored against us in previous confrontations and succumbed to painful defeats at times. Conte seems to have recognized the striker’s talent for scoring in the big matches.
The France international is a surefire top scorer in the Premier League, and Spurs will do well to secure his services on loan for the rest of the season. Aside from providing cover for Kane, Martial can also help increase competition for positions in the attacker’s lineup and motivate Kane to improve his current level.
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Although there is a slight reputation for being inconsistent, we would do well to have someone with Martial’s league experience on our squad. After all, the idea is to plug the hole in our reserve striker’s position, and it could even be argued that the Frenchman might be over-qualified for the role.
Our last approach to Martial may have been turned down, but it remains to be seen if the striker changes his mind and decides to stay in England for the remainder of the campaign. If so, we must rush to pounce on a deal that is sure to benefit us until the end of the season.