According to a report by Football Insider, Premier League rivals Manchester United could now offer Tottenham Hotspur the chance to sign Anthony Martial in a part exchange deal for superstar striker Harry Kane.
The Lowdown: Kane exit saga in full swing…
Sky Sports recently broke the news that Kane has reiterated his desire to leave Tottenham Hotspur after yet another year in north London without any silverware.
The reports don’t seem likely to go away any time soon, and Spurs could be set for a summer-long transfer saga surrounding the Englishman.
The Latest: United could now offer Martial to Spurs
A Manchester United source, speaking to the outlet, claims the Red Devils are lining up an offer but are unlikely to meet chairman Daniel Levy’s sky high valuation of around £150 million.
To lower the price, Tottenham could now be offered both Martial and current West Ham loanee Jesse Lingard.
Kane is said to be ‘certain’ of his desire to quit Spurs and United want an A-list centre forward despite their agreement to tie down Edinson Cavani to a one-year deal.
The Verdict: Good deal?
At 25-years-old, Martial is arguably a proven force in the Premier League already – having scored 17 goals whilst notching another six assists in 31 top flight starts last campaign (WhoScored).
While he hasn’t been able to improve on those numbers over 2020/2021, the winger still has plenty of years ahead of him and has averaged the third-most completed dribbles out of any first team regular in the United squad this season.
Once dubbed ‘unplayable’ by former Spurs midfielder Micheal Carrick (The Mirror), who played with Martial at Old Trafford, there are certainly plus points to this being the move if Kane is absolutely going to leave.
Of course, there is the argument that there is no way he can fill the void left by Kane – and this possible agreement may come down to the fee United offer alongside both Martial and Lingard.
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