According to reports from BBC Sport yesterday evening, Manchester United are expected to complete a £36million move for Monaco prodigy Anthony Martial today.
The 19 year-old has claimed 15 goals in 68 appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit and developed at a phenomenal rate since his debut in November 2013. Many have compared him with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, through his lightening pace, technical quality and distinctive long-legged gallop.
The 5 foot 11 forward was on Tottenham Hotspur’s radar earlier this summer, with The Daily Mail alleging a potential bid around the £18million mark back in July.
But the Red Devils’ offer of £36million was accepted yesterday, leading France manager Didier Deschamps to excuse Martial from international duty in order to undergo a medical at Old Trafford.
Should United wrap up the deal before today’s 6pm deadline, the 19 year-old will become the most expensive teenager in football history. He’ll also become Manchester United’s third-most expensive signing of all time, after £37million man Juan Mata and £59.7million flop Angel Di Maria.