The Red Devils splashed the cash on the 19-year-old to prize him away from Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco last week and the fee could potentially rise to an astonishing £58million due to the number of add-ons included in the deal which has made Martial the most expensive teenager in history.
An independent transfer review, carried out by Soccerex and Prime Time Sports [via Mirror Sport] has revealed the winger’s true market value which was £11.6million and that means United have paid well over the odds to secure Martial’s signature.
The CEO of Prime Time Sports Esteve Calzada spoke about the deal at a convention in Manchester and revealed that a major European club were also in the running to sign the France international:
“The week before [United signed Martial] there were rumours Barcelona would take him [Martial] for £14.6m.”
“We made a list of the value of the top players in Europe under 21, and Martial was on the list.”
“We valued him based on statistics and we valued him at 16m Euros [£11.6m] . That means one of two things – either we made a very bad valuation or, on the other side, the market has gone crazy,” Calzada added.
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