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The 19-year-old, who has been touted as the
next Thierry Henry, has joined in a deal
reportedly worth to up £58.7 million
Manchester United have announced the signing
of Anthony Martial from Monaco.

The 19-year-old was linked with Tottenham
earlier this summer before penning a new
contract at Stade Louis II but now becomes
Louis van Gaal's sixth summer signing for a
reported fee of £36 million (€50m).

Martial, who was handed his first senior call-up
to the France squad this week, was given
permission to leave the international camp and
complete a move Monaco claim could
eventually be worth £58.7m (€80m).

"I'm so excited to join United," said Martial upon
signing a four-year contract with the option for
a further year. "I've always wanted to play in
the Premier League and I look forward to
meeting my team-mates."

Manager Van Gaal added: "Anthony is a talented
young forward with great potential. I believe this
is the club for him to continue his development."

With Robin van Persie joining Fenerbahce in
July and Javier Hernandez expected to leave
for Bayer Leverkusen, signing a new striker has
been United's top priority before the close of
the transfer window.

Wayne Rooney is currently enduring his worst
run of form in the Premier League since moving
to Old Trafford in 2004, having not scored 10
games as he adapts back from last season's
deeper role.

Martial has been identified as one of the hottest
properties in French football and it has been
reported in France that Monaco boss Leonardo
Jardim threatened to quit were he sold to

The youngster arrives at Old Trafford with only
52 senior appearances to his name, but his
eventual transfer fee could come in just shy of
Angel Di Maria's British record £59.7m move to
United in August 2014.

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