Although Sterling is only a year older than Martial at 20, he is already a key worldwide player with a lot of Premier League experience under his belt and was a influential force in Liverpool’s second-place finish two seasons ago.
Manchester United’s new recruit Anthony Martial has been tracked by their Premier League rivals Manchester City and Chelsea for the past eight years, Martial’s youth team coach Aziz Benaaddane has revealed.
Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha has backed Anthony Martial to succeed at Old Trafford because of his fearlessness.
Anthony Martial was unknown by many prior to the summer transfer deadline, including the captain of his new club, Wayne Rooney.
Martial, previously with AS Monaco in the French first division, has reportedly cost United upwards of 36 million pounds, or roughly 55 million dollars and possibly rising to a higher amount with bonuses.
The 19-year-old also made his senior debut for France in their 1-0 victory over Portugal on Friday.
“Above all, he’s still a young player and a likeable guy”, the Tottenham man told reporters on Sunday. He’s going to make his mark, but it’s never easy, ‘ Lloris said ahead of France’s clash with Serbia on Monday. We have been watching him for a while now and he has developed immensely during his time at AS Monaco.
“I already knew him well, he has great ability and a huge amount of potential”.
And now the CIES Football Observatory report claims that United indeed paid over the odds for him, with his £36m price tag some £20.4m greater than his actual worth – even before the add-ons that may take his fee to £58.8m are applied.