Anthony Martial Emerges as Surprise Tottenham Target

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United still have the option to extend his current contract - set to expire in 2019 - by a further year, but the French outlet have reported that Martial's representatives expected to be tabled a new and improved deal after his agent met with the club in December - but nothing arrived.

Anthony Martial has been linked with a shock summer move to Tottenham after reports emerged claiming the Frenchman's contract negotiations with Manchester United have come to "a standstill".

Despite no rush to get something signed, Martial is mystified by the lack of movement and feels that the "lack of recognition" of his importance will make him consider his future at Old Trafford.

Martial finally seemed to have put his struggles under Jose Mourinho behind him, starting the 2017-18 season on an electric note.

The France worldwide signed for United from Monaco in a deal worth up to £58million in 2015.

Martial has made 37 appearances in all competitions, scoring 11 goals and assisting nine, which is already better than last season's tally of eight goals and as many assists in 42 games.

Mourinho also can call on Marcus Rashford to play on the left, the preferred position of Martial, and the United boss may be prepared to cash in on the Massy-born star.

The two sides meet at Old Trafford on Sunday. But, the stuttering times from last season seem to have returned following the arrival of Alexis Sanchez last month.

Martial would be a crazily good signing for Tottenham.

Tottenham would likely have to match that fee if they wanted to bring in Martial this summer, but he could be a vital missing cog in their hunt for silverware in this golden era.

The Manchester United attacker has decided his future lies elsewhere and Tottenham Hotspur could be the destination.

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