The transfer deadline day is here; the doors will close on Tuesday. Manchester United have looked busy over the weekend after their defeat to Swansea City FC at the Liberty Stadium. The Red Devils have tabled a bid of £36.3 million for the 19-year old AS Monaco wonder kid Anthony Martial.
The French Football Federation's (FFF) official website stated that Martial was allowed to leave for England to sign a contract with Manchester United on Monday.
The statement read: "Anthony Martial was presented Monday at 11:00 at the gathering of the France team at Clairefontaine. He requested from Didier Deschamps permission to travel to England to sign a contract with Manchester United.
"Given the exceptional circumstances, the coach has acceded to the request of the player. Anthony Martial left Clairefontaine Monday at 12:00. He will return on Tuesday morning."
Martial has been named in the French squad for the European qualifiers for his goal-scoring abilities.
United are in dire need of a striker and this was evident after their 1-2 loss against the Swansea City on Sunday. Although their skipper Wayne Rooney did score a stunning hat-trick against Club Brugge on Wednesday, he has not found the back of the net in this season of the English Premier League (EPL) so far. Javier Hernandez found a number of chances at his disposal but failed to guide the ball into the opponent's net. James Wilson is the only option other than these two.
In order to bolster the attacking front, United boss Louis Van Gaal is desperate to land the young French U-21 international Martial from AS Monaco before the transfer deadline ends. Martial scored nine goals in Ligue 1 last season, making him the joint 16th highest scorer.
The young striker is one of the hottest properties in Europe and his finishing abilities are highly regarded by the French national coach Didier Deschamps. Arsenal had also set their eyes on this exciting talent but it seems that he is heading to don the red jersey at the Old Trafford soon.
9 - Anthony Martial is the top scorer among the under-20 players in the European Top 5 leagues since last season (9). @ManUtd ?
— OptaJean (@OptaJean) August 31, 2015