Breaking News – Manchester Reach Agreement To Sign £36.2m Rated Striker, Player Arrives For Medical

Manchester United are on the cusp of signing Anthony Martial from Monaco, after the attacker agreed terms with the Premier League club, according to the Metro.

The Mancunian Reds are searching for a new top notch forward before the close of the transfer window, and Martial seems to be the one United will finally sign – having been knocked back in the pursuits of several world class forwards including Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski [both of Bayern Munich], while Real Madrid Gareth Bale has also opted to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Metro cite French media outlet Le Parisien who claim Martial has agreed to join Man United after Louis van Gaal’s side submitted an offer of €50m which equates to £36.2m for the teenager’s services. According to reports, the player is already in England to undergo medical.

Martial, 19, is one of the brightest young forwards in Europe and Chelsea have also been linked with him. But journalist Matt Spiro have it that United will include defender Marcos Rojo in a player plus cash deal for Martial to enable them sign him ahead of the Blues.

Monaco president is said to have initially rejected the offer but later acceded and Le Parisien say the deal could materialise in a matter of hours.

The speedy striker recently earned a call-up to the France national team after emerging as Monaco’s top scorer last season, netting nine goals in Ligue 1 and also impressing in the Champions League by helping the French outfit overcome Arsenal in the round of 16 to reach the quarter-finals. The former Lyon tyro definitely has been tipped for a big future in the game.

Spanish newspaper AS had claimed the chances of Martial leaving Monaco will depend on the Ligue 1 side’s failure to qualify for this season’s Champions League, and that is the case now as Valencia have defeated them in the qualifier.

United lost to Swansea on Sunday by 2 goals to 1 and the need to bring in a new forward was further heightened, with Rooney firing blank once again in the Premier League.