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Man United player’s contract expected to become a real financial burden for the Red Devils

Where football players are concerned these days, it seems that everyone is out for themselves and how much they can get.

Playing for a club, particularly one as prestigious as Manchester United, now seems secondary to the remuneration the player will get for so doing.

Not only that, but selling clubs and agents appear almost as keen to get a slice of the pie too.

Anthony Martial was signed for the Red Devils as a promising 19-year-old, and announced his arrival at the club with a stunning debut goal against Liverpool.

Since then he’s blown hot and cold, going through periods of brilliance followed by weeks of turgid performances.

United evidently saw enough of him at Monaco to part with a reported £36m at the time, the most ever spent for a teenager.

However, Le Figaro, cited by the Daily Star, have noted that the transfer fee was actually the tip of the iceberg.

United will, apparently, have to pay another £7.6m if he scores 25 league goals, £7.6m more if he wins 25 caps for France and yet another £7.6m if he is nominated for the Ballon d’Or award.

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3 Comments

  1. Colin Clarke says:

    If that is 25 goals a season we may not have to pay out. All this is If’s and but’s but United’s financial department will have allowed for these extra payments, you sign players hoping they will be successful, though I can’t see a Ballon d’Or nomination any time soon

  2. Robert says:

    Anthony Martial has real talent and he has shown he has the skills to become a superb striker, but he is lazy. Unfortunately, we cannot count on him to put in the effort required so he has to go. He’s not up to standard and never will be, and he has had lots of chances. Bring in a striker who is prepared to work hard. We let a good one go to Palace!

  3. David Biggs says:

    Martial is not a center forward he should be dropped play rashford on the left,get one of the right sided kids onthe right to give balance.Amed or Hannibal,get Bailly back in defence,lindelof out
    Shaw must play let wan bassaka at fullback,and stay there,he is best as a tackler,ask sterling. with a natural right sided player,wan can stay back.And to them all ,dont give the ball away.

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