Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he had made inquiries for new 19-year-old Premier League hot-shot Anthony Martial.
Martial joined Manchester United from Monaco on transfer deadline day for a massive initial fee of £36million, which according to reports could rise to as much as £56million.
The young Frenchman who is a product of Lyon’s academy, has kick-started his Manchester United career in a superb fashion, scoring four goals in five games for Louis van Gaal’s side.
Wenger, who last month admitted that he’d been racking the French international, has been impressed by the youngster’s early performances and has revealed that he made a move for his services earlier but was told by Monaco that he wasn’t for sale.
“He was more a winger in his whole career and he played the final part of the season last year as a striker” Wenger said.
“But Monaco’s statement was always that the two players that would not move were Martial and Layvin Kurzawa, so I thought they would maintain that“
“But in the end both of them moved.”
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