Manchester United will pay a sum of €10 million to AS Monaco when Anthony Martial scores his next goal for the club.
Earlier this year, in January, Le Figaro released the images of the transfer agreement between AS Monaco and Manchester United for Anthony Martial. The agreement stated that a sum of €50 million transfer sum plus add-ons, where it read that an initial amount €20 million had to be paid within 3 business days of the transfer, and the remaining €30 million before July 1, 2016. It also read that United will pay a sum of €10 million when Anthony Martial scores his 25th goal for the club, another €10 million if Martial makes his 25th appearance for the French National team during his time at Manchester United and a further €10 million if the player gets nominated for the Ballon d‘Or award during his stay with the club.
Anthony Martial last scored for the Old Trafford outfit when he played against Watford on Saturday. It was his 24th goal for the club. This means that The Red Devils will pay AS Monaco an amount of €10million when Anthony Martial scores next for the club, which would be his 25th goal.
He got off to a flier in his first season in England, scoring 17 goals in the process. By the end of the season, it was always clear that Martial would reach 25 goals for the club quite easily.
Now that United are set to pay the amount to Monaco, it is important to look at the agreement and analyse if it is worth it. This is a transfer agreement that rises up to 80 million, which is a huge sum considering the player’s age and career graph. He isn’t a player who is as established as Cristiano Ronaldo or Leo Messi or Gareth Bale. A sum of 50 million plus add-ons which makes it an 80 million transfer is certainly big and deserves attention.
Despite the huge money involved, the amount spent can be considered a worthy investment. Martial is considered the next big thing in French Football and has always drawn comparisons with the legendary Thierry Henry, with the French master himself admitting that Martial can emulate him. Such is the potential of the young striker. He is calm and composed in front of the goal, pacey, links up with team-mates very well and can dribble with ease.
He has shown quality and has displayed discipline off the pitch and has been backed up by the manager and his team-mates.
Jose Mourinho is taking all the care possible to help Martial remain the quality player that he is, by providing crucial game time and confidence, just when it seemed like the youngster was falling out of favour at United.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, for his part, has revealed that he has spoken to the player on a number of occasions and has insisted that Martial is quiet a lad, and doesn’t put his head down when down on confidence.
All in all, it looks like it will be money well spent for Manchester United when Anthony Martial fulfills his potential.