Tottenham have been linked to Anthony Martial for an awfully long time now. The French winger left Manchester United’s training camp in America to be at home for the birth of his second child and after failing to return to training he’s been fined two weeks wages by the club, according to various sources, including the Daily Mail.
#thfc target Anthony Martial is set to be fined £180,000 by Manchester United for failing to train since leaving their US pre-season tour. [Various]
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) August 1, 2018
It’s been reported that the £180,000 fine is equivalent to two weeks wages for the Frenchman. If that is the case then his weekly wage of £90,000 will be encouraging for Tottenham fans who will know their club can pay that. The issue will be negotiating with Manchester United, but after the Red Devils fined their man for going AWOL to be with his second child, it’s likely that they’ve put the final nail in the coffin as the 22-year-old will be demanding an exit.
Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho are polar opposites in management. The Argentine gaffer wins the hearts of his players and you often see the Lillywhites putting in that extra 10% for their gaffer when things get tough. Meanwhile, Mourinho is known for his harder stance and has been known to drive players away with his methods. Poch and co in N17 could benefit from Mourinho’s methods as the French winger could be set to leave the club and move south to London.
You can read the Spurs fans’ opinions on Martial here:
— Billy Nic (@shaun_poch) August 1, 2018
Imagine punishing someone for seeing their new born child. @AnthonyMartial we’re not like that mate
— (@THFC_99) 1 August 2018
They don’t deserve you king @AnthonyMartial
— Ant (@Anthony_COYS) August 1, 2018
Just to see his new born baby thats out of order #FreeMartial
— Alfthfc (@alfdogg99) August 1, 2018
Poor blokes got nappies to pay for!
— John Slater (@johnyslats) August 1, 2018
Daniel will take care of that
— Aaron (@Aaron__Mercer) 1 August 2018
— Craig (@mrcraigo10) August 1, 2018
The Tottenham fans sense this as an opportunity to swoop for their man and would be delighted if they ended up signing Anthony Martial.