West Ham and the £58m player

AntonyReports over the past few days have suggested that West Ham could make a cheeky bid for Manchester United’s Anthony Martial over the summer.

Martial has scored 15 goals in 56 Premier League appearances since joining the Red Devils in the Summer of 2015 from Monaco for £42.5m (€50m).

Details of Martial’s contract were leaked earlier this year, with Monaco insisting on a number of clauses being inserted into the deal – and one of those has already been activated. The Ligue 1 side have received an additional €10m (£8.5m) after Martial bagged his 25th goal for Manchester United last month after he scored against Burnley bringing his transfer total to £51m so far.

Should he – as expected – win 25 caps for France, Monaco will receive further bonuses, and again if he is nominated for the Ballon d’Or bringing the total to £58m.

However, the Frenchman has only managed 18 starts for Manchester United in the season just gone, and his future seems in some doubt after apparently failing to impress Mourinho.

West Ham were linked with a loan bid in the January transfer window but new reports claim they would break the bank in an attempt to land the 21-year-old in the summer. How much Manchester United value their player remains to be seen they would want to recoup the £42.5m paid out so far for the youngster.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

6 comments on “West Ham and the £58m player

  1. 77 days 4 hours and 5 mins till 2017-2018 season starts . Jesus all that time of reading NO CHANCE stories!!

    I’m goona start my own.
    West-Ham fan boogabenson was seen in local church asking god for the 2nd coming of jesus from Man.City. The clouds lifted and the sun shone down on the happy hammer!
    God spoke “Jesus has arrived!”
    An excited fan turned around to see a tall man in long robes and long hair. Again he had been let down as it was not the dark skin of the City player but a white guy holding a note from his doctor saying WEY AYE CANNY LAD AVE YA SEN ANT&DEC? .
    Please stop my pain

    • 👍😂😂 heh. Knowing our luck we would get the realJesus as our knew goalkeeper and he would keep letting goals in because of the holes in his hands 😉

  2. Certainly a very good player , that’s beyond any doubt . The fact that he hasn’t fitted in with Mourinho could all be about Mourinhos preferred style rather than Martials abilities .
    I think he would suit West Ham down to the ground . The stumbling block though is the crazy clauses built into any future contract . And very Expensive at that .

  3. Now i know i am setting myself up for a fall here but there is no chance of Martial coming to us.No chance at all in my opinion..

  4. Utd probably won’t sell Martial, next season they are unlikely to have Ibrahimovic so Martial will be the number 9 again, if we offered £60m maybe they would consider it but rather than waste time being rejected and being seen as a club that can’t get a deal done for quality players just set realistic targets for players that are available at a decent price. Slav said he wanted the deals done early this year and based on last year it might mean paying over the odds on salary but so what if you want to get to the next level you have to push the boat out a little bit to bridge the gap. We are in position to do that but we need 2 or 3 players that can make a big difference COYI!!!

  5. IF… and its a big IF, this can be done then i will take my hat off to the owners. I personally think we could nick him for 35/40 mil considering the crazy add ons that Man Ure would’ve had to pay.
    Get Martial and Iheanacho, we only then need a CB to complete the summer business. I hear rumours of another midfielder bounding around but who knows. Good start to the summer so far.

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