Manchester United have paid a staggering 36 million pounds for Monaco striker Anthony Martial – who has become world football’s most expensive
Manchester United have paid a staggering 36 million pounds for Monaco striker Anthony Martial – who has become world football’s most expensive teenager.
The 19-year-old, who has just been called up to the France senior team for the Euro qualifiers, has signed a four-year deal with the option for a fifth year.
The fee could reach 58 million pounds with add ons.
It’s been more outs than ins in the final few days of the transfer window for the 20-times English champions who on Monday sold striker Javier Hernandez to Bayer Leverkusen for £7.3m.
The 27-year old Mexico international scored 59 goals in 156 appearances for United after joining the Old Trafford club in 2010.
He has signed a three year deal with the Bundesliga outfit.
United’s Belgian midfielder Adnan Januzaj has also headed to Germany after joining Borussia Dortmund on a season-long loan.
The 20-year-old joined United from Anderlecht in 2011 but did not make his first-team debut for another two years.
Januzaj has scored five goals in 60 United appearances and according to coach Louis Van Gaal needs more consistency to be considered for a regular place in the starting 11.
Staying with Germany and Wolfsburg were busy on the final day of the European transfer window.
After selling Kevin De Bruyne to Manchester City they have signed Brazil defender Dante from Bayern Munich and Germany midfielder Julian Draxler from Schalke.
Dante has penned a three-year deal with the Wolves while the club broke their own transfer record with Draxler in a five-year deal worth 35 million euros.
It makes Draxler the second most expensive transfer in Bundesliga history following Mario Gotze’s 37m euro move to Bayern from Borussia Dortmund two years ago.