Anthony Martial came close to Everton move, confirms Roberto Martinez

first_imgManchester United sensation Anthony Martial could have been wearing the blue of Everton, Roberto Martinez has confirmed to talkSPORT.The Frenchman became the world’s most expensive teenager when he moved to Old Trafford from Monaco in the summer for a fee which could rise to £58m.He has been a revelation for United, scoring three goals in his first four Premier League outings, and will look to continue his impressive form against Everton on Saturday.But he could have become a Goodison hero had Martinez had his way, with the Toffees boss revealing on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “We followed Martial when he moved to Monaco and at that time he couldn’t get any playing time. We saw him play with the Under-21s for France.“I must admit we never had that profile of a number nine. He was always a wide player and that was the player we were trying to get on loan.“We had a little bit of an opportunity but it never materialised.”last_img

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