We may dream of signing Haaland or Mane but there's one barely visible option hiding in Manchester. Tribuna.com list 4 reasons why Real Madrid should switch to the 24-year-old here and now.
More important than Benzema?
Martial has a profile of a skillful centre-forward who prefers to start his attacking efforts at the left-wing. The key word of the sentence is skillful: the Frenchman is well-known for his stunning dribbling and the ability to pose danger from nothing.
Take a look at the goal Martial scored against us in the International Champions Cup:
- Even if Madrid prefer to keep Benzema, we might witness the forming of a strong duo upfront – Martial could help his compatriot regain his best form.
- Zinedine Zidane was reportedly interested in bringing Martial to the Bernabeu in 2018 (h/t Daily Mail) – together with Paul Pogba who could still end up as a Madrid player in the summer.
- Martial was part of AS Monaco's golden era and played alongside Kylian Mbappe a lot – what if his move sets the stage for Kylian's arrival?
Solskjaer's bold prediction
"Cristiano was the best, the way he's changed to now; that's part of any player – you've got to model yourself on someone and you've got to have more challenges ahead of you.
"I speak about my experience at this club [with Ronaldo] and what [Martial] can achieve. I talk about Cristiano's career, what he’s made, how he's got there."
After a year, Martial continues to be an important figure for Solskjaer and Man United. We bet he's on the right way to succeed.
Martial's estimated cost is €60m – but we expect it to increase since Marcus Rashford is still out while the Red Devils have improved in the weeks before the break.
Potential 2020/2021 line-up with Martial IN: