How Man Utd were able to complete £58m move for striker — Chairman Explained

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As quoted by the Daily Star, Monaco vice chairman Vadim Vasilyev has revealed that his side had to sell Anthony Martial to Manchester United due to FFP conditions.

Anthony Martial burst into the scene for Monaco during the 2014/15 campaign, scoring an impressive 12 goals as a teenager and following his exploits, Manchester United wasted no time whatsoever in splashing around £58million to recruit the then teenager the following summer.

Monaco certainly were well compensated by the sale of Martial to United but club vice chairman Vadim Vasilyev has gone on to reveal that the Ligue 1 side were not really keen on selling the French international despite the huge offer on the table and they were forced to do so due to the Financial Fair Play sanctions.

Vasilyev said, “In 2015 we had to sell in order to meet FFP conditions, so it was more of an obligation. We are, currently, financially safe and sound. You sell when you think it’s the right time. You’ve got to accept the risk and it’s by taking risks that we have got here.”

Since moving to Manchester United, Martial has shown signs of his undoubted talent but he has not quite been able to consistently produce for the Red Devils and the current campaign will surely be crucial in the Frenchman’s career at Old Trafford.

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