Which Young Striker Should Tottenham Sign?

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Anthony Martial (19) – AS Monaco

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What he’s done recently

The 19-year-old French international recently signed a contract extension with Monaco which would keep him at the club until 2019. However, it was just a one year extension that he signed.

Of course it’ll be highly unlikely that he would leave, but at the same time Monaco have already sold key players like James Rodriguez to Real Madrid, Yannick Ferreira Carrasco (Atlético Madrid) and Geoffrey Kondogbia (Inter Milan).

Obviously Martial will be worth a lot more after his current contract runs out. When they sold Rodriguez it showed that if the French club receives a big enough offer they’ll sell their best players.

How would he fit with Tottenham

Currently Anthony Martial is on the rise to become one of the better strikers in France and soon could be one of the best in Europe.

With Mauricio Pochettino’s 4-2-3-1 formation, he won’t be starting at the top as the club’s lone striker, that’s Harry Kane’s position. Still, the Frenchman would be tasked to play out wide either on the left or right wing.

Because he’s right footed, there’s a chance he plays as an inverted winger on the left side, but due to Nacer Chadli’s solid season, Martial would play on the right.

Can Tottenham afford him

The Telegraph reported last month that Anthony Martial would cost €25 million (£18.2m) if Monaco were willing to sell the French striker. Of course, Leonardo Jardim made it known that he isn’t for sale, but if a big offer comes next summer, it’ll be hard to keep Martial from leaving.

With a third place finish, Monaco are heading back to the Champions League. The allure of playing in Europe’s elite competition makes it also unlikely for Tottenham to bring him over to England.

If Spurs can finally get back into the top four, and with the young talent already on the squad it’s not far-fetched to say that he wouldn’t belong with a lineup featuring the likes of Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, Nabil Bentaleb and Alex Pritchard to name a few.

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