Spurs end their interest in Manchester United winger

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have admitted defeat in their interests to sign Anthony Martial from Manchester United, according to The Independent.

Although the 22-year-old was keen on a move to north London, it is believed that Manchester United officials refused to back Jose Mourinho’s wish to sell the player.

A potential deal for Martial looked a possibility with the Red Devils heavily interested in Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld.

However, not all of the United officials were keen on allowing the French winger to leave for a direct Premier League rival even as a straight swap for Alderweireld.

This could scrutinise United’s move for Alderweireld with Spurs wither holding out for a swap deal with Martial or a £60m+ lump sum.

Reports suggest United are unwilling to pay a figure that high with the 29-year-old having entered his last year on his contract.

Therefore, if the Red Devils can wait for another year they could land Alderweireld for as little as £25m.

Tottenham fans, we always want to hear your thoughts.

With a move for Martial seemingly off, should Daniel Levy deny any move United make for Alderweireld?

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Hang on, So United dont want to sell to a direct competitor but yet expect us to sell them one of the best defenders in the PL for a lesser price, Not sure, but surely this is double standards?!?!?
    Man U, Chelsea and Man City are all just monopolising the players and in some cases ruining truly good talent

    • Yes I agree they have shown themselves up in this double standards attitude to the swap of the two players. For my part I think Martial a good move for Spurs, especially as Tobys clause in his contract for one more year we will only get 25million for him Coys

  2. I would use a stronger expression.I am not a Levy fan but if he can resist the temptation of the money and thus make a statement of intent that we are no longer a feeder club for them I will be impressed.If Toby goes to them next year for a reduced value so be it,he is a year older,but the need for him at Man U might have diminished.I would sooner prefer him to go to Europe at a give away price just to show 2 fingers to the new “lets buy the title” outfit.

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