Mauricio Pochettino will be a happy man as his Tottenham Hotspur side managed to start the new campaign with a victory over Newcastle United this Sunday. However, the Argentine is still busy in the transfer market, having failed to land a first team star so far this summer. This has seen him linked with some of the finest stars in Europe and the latest name extensively linked with a move to the club is Manchester United star, Anthony Martial.
The French striker joined the club a couple of years ago but has failed to establish himself in the first team under Jose Mourinho, who has preferred the likes of Lingard and Marcus Rashford ahead of him regularly.
This has seen him linked with an exit on a loan, with the likes of Inter Milan and AS Monaco interested in his services. And according to the Independent, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in taking him on a permanent basis this summer.
The same story claims that Manchester United have rejected their bid already but should Spurs continue his pursuit?
Lack of chances at Old Trafford
The Red Devils lost Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in attack from the squad from the previous season and though they managed to land Romelu Lukaku, they will still need all the depth they can acquire for the challenges that lie ahead.
They are active in all four competitions and will look to fight for every trophy but Martial is unable to break into the plans of Jose Mourinho for the elite competitions. He is not expected to start for the Red Devils either in the league or in the Champions League and this will surely make Martial a bit uncomfortable.
He is a skilful player with loads of potential and though his figures of 16 goals in 57 appearances in England are not too astonishing, he is just 21 and is only going to get better. He scored in United’s 4-0 victory over West Ham in the first game of the season and might yet have a decent role in the plans for Mourinho.
Just what Spurs need
However, he will be a sensational coup for the North London outfit, who are desperate to add some quality to their attack. The likes of Sissoko, Eric Lamela, Heung Min-Son and Vincent Janssen are options for Pochettino to play on one of the wings while Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen are expected to play regularly as a part of the front three.
Martial is an upgrade on all those names for the wing but the fact that he is a striker will allow him to act as a deputy to Harry Kane as well, solving an impending problem at the club. Martial can walk into the first team on the left-wing and his versatility solves more than one problem for Tottenham this summer, making him the perfect player for the club. So there is no reason why Pochettino should shelve his interest in the player this summer.