Arsenal: Wenger talks about Manchester United’s ridiculous £58m for Anthony Martial
Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has been talking about the nutzoid transfer business. He mentions Manchester United’s huge fee paid for Anthony Martial (who he?).
“What happened last night with Monaco, who sold Martial to Manchester United for €80 million (£58m), I’ve heard. Martial scored 11 goals in the French championship – that sums it up well. That means it’s not the money that’s missing at the moment, it’s not the desire of investment that is missing, it’s the number of players available who can strengthen the big clubs.
“The problem at the moment is finding the players that guarantees you are a better team after, and that example last night shows you very well. Martial is a huge talent – he’s 19 years old. The investment is absolutely huge as well. It shows you that there’s not many players in the world who can strengthen these teams.”
He also talks of the weak Financial Fair Play rules.
“If you ask me what is the real significance of Financial Fair Play I cannot give you the answer. It is too complicated to be efficient, and too complicated for everybody to understand the rules. That’s why I think there is a need to simplify the whole process.”
United could pay £58m for Martial.