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02nd Oct 2015

Another club offered more money than Man United for Anthony Martial

Incredible revelation

Simon Lloyd

The staggering amount Manchester United forked out for Anthony Martial incredibly
wasn’t the biggest offer tabled for the French youngster.

Monaco’s vice-president, Vadim Vasilyev, claimed that the only reason Martial ended up at Old Trafford was because he insisted on a “dream” move to United.


“There was another club that offered even more than United. I will not say how much, but the fixed price, without variables, it was even better,” Vasilyev told Spanish publication Marca.

“And also they offered us to have him for a further year in Monaco. But the boy wanted to go to Manchester, it was his dream. And we let him go with the bonus of 30 million. Had it not been for so much money, he’d have stayed.”

An interesting claim, given that there are only a handful of clubs with the financial backing to afford the player. Who do you think it was?