Anthony Martial 'could become most expensive French player ever' in Manchester United move

The fee for the Monaco striker could reportedly rise above that paid for Zinedine Zidane

Click to follow
The Independent Football

Anthony Martial's move to Manchester United could see the striker become the most expensive French player in history, with his fee eclipsing that paid for Zinedine Zidane.

The 19-year-old was given leave from the France squad today to head to Manchester to complete his move from Monaco.

It's understood that a fee of £36m has been agreed between United and Monaco - however reports suggest it could increase to as much as €80m (£58m) due to performance based bonuses.

That would be more than Real Madrid paid for Zidane, arguably the greatest French player in history. In 2001 they paid Juventus €75m.

Castilla coach Zinedine Zidane


It would also make Martial the second most expensive signing in British transfer history, behind only Angel Di Maria who United paid £59.7m to sign last summer.