Tottenham Hotspur join the race to sign Anthony Martial this summer – report

by Leo Nieboer

Tottenham Hotspur have entered the race to sign Anthony Martial this summer as they seek support for Harry Kane next season, according to reports.

The Frenchman has endured a difficult second half of the campaign, making just five Premier League starts since the arrival of Alexis Sanchez in January.

Martial’s confidence and form has dipped as a result, costing him a place at the World Cup this summer, and a number of clubs have expressed their interest in handing the youngster a fresh start, with Juventus serving as the most likely destination.

According to the London Evening Standard‘s Dan Kilpatrick, Mauricio Pochettino wants to add Martial to his squad as a means of support for Kane throughout the campaign.

Spurs closely monitored Martial ahead of his £36m move to Man United from AS Monaco in 2015 and have continued to admire the player during his time at Old Trafford. There is a hope among the Spurs hierarchy that the club can use Toby Alderweireld, who has fallen out with the board and attracted interest from Jose Mourinho, as a makeweight for a deal to sign the forward.

But you would be surprised to see Martial, despite his troubles this season, move to a club with no trophy winning pedigree to serve as mere backup when he could easily start every week elsewhere.

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