The Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern have been trying to filter out the bogus transfer rumours for the last couple of weeks with the club linked with dozens of players, however, the long-standing rumours of Anthony Martial are refusing to go away. According to the Manchester Evening News, though, this one could have some weight behind it.
[@Official_T4O] are reporting that Tottenham Hotspur are in the fight of their life to land Man Utd forward Anthony Martial.
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) 30 June 2018
If Tottenham did pull the Martial signing out of the bag it would be a huge coup for the North London club. Spurs have been looking for a striker who can deputise for Harry Kane for a number of seasons and are yet to have had any luck. However, if they look to Martial then the Frenchman could work alongside Heung-Min Son to fill in when Kane is injured or suspended, with both of the electric widemen able to ply their trade as strikers.
It would be a move that would shake up the Premier League. Tottenham are in need of a more direct winger capable of chipping in with goals and breaking down deep blocks and the 22-year-old United winger would provide just that. Despite this, Jose Mourinho is more than happy to play hardball over Martial and will squeeze every last penny out of the youngster who has bags of potential. It would be a costly move, but it would likely be worth it for Tottenham.
You can see what our local Lilywhites’ think of Martial here:
If true a fair price in this market, Swap deal seems more likely now. Would take that.
— Just Tottenham News (@JustTottenham) June 30, 2018
In the current market I don’t really see £56m as being excessive or out of our financial ability. I know levy will fight tooth & nail to get him for £5m but wouldn’t expect £56m to be prohibitive especially if he’s poch key target
— gavin (@gavinspurs) June 30, 2018
If poch wants him, levy should do everything to get him. We dont want plan b signings from clubs that are relegated/etc
— KR4M (@KR4M316) June 30, 2018
Good news as long as he’s a preferred Poch target unlike some of our other recent signings
— TheStevenageSpur (@StevenageSpur) June 30, 2018
Seems the going rate for a player like that, definitely pay!
— Martin Morrison (@martmyte) June 30, 2018
Pay the money and get him, or Toby the other way, either way we we should make this one happen
— Dave (@dgriggs66) June 30, 2018
— Spurs Singapore (@KingLionsXII) 30 June 2018
There’s little doubt among the Spurs fans that this one would be a success and the fee isn’t looking like a problem for the club.