Tottenham have yet to do any business in the transfer window so far. However, that doesn’t mean they haven’t been linked with a host of players to join Mauricio Pochettino and his merry men in North London.
One name that has been continuously linked with Spurs since the window opened on May 17th is Manchester United’s forward, Anthony Martial; with many touting the Frenchman as the perfect fit for Tottenham.
However, according to the Daily Mirror, the Manchester club are trying to price out Spurs of making any potential move for the 22-year-old with a £75 million asking fee, even though the Frenchman is keen to leave himself.
Despite this, Martial is reportedly desperate for some first-team football, and this is something that Pochettino could promise the pacey forward.
There was something missing last season for Spurs, that final bit of flair that can win you a game out of the blue; a quality that Martial has in abundance and maybe the missing piece of the Pochettino puzzle is the young Frenchman.
Should Spurs be priced out of a move? Well, in today’s market a player with the quality and youth of Martial is never going to come cheap, and even if he just had a season to forget, he’s shown glimpses over the past few seasons of a player who fully warrants a colossal price tag.
The Frenchman is the type of talent who could push Spurs towards silverware, and under an enigmatic manager who’s renowned for getting the best out of the young talent at the club, Tottenham would be the perfect stomping ground for Martial to thrive.
Tottenham should not see the price tag put on Martial’s head as an insult, but rather a chance to sign a top talent, who given a little bit of confidence could achieve great things for them.