Tottenham Hotspur fans react on Twitter to nearly-man Anthony Martial signing for Manchester United

Anthony Martial was claimed to be close to a Tottenham move earlier this summer, now he is Manchester United's newest signing.


Anthony Martial clinched his transfer to Manchester United on transfer deadline day, for a huge fee of £36 million, as reported The BBC.

Just earlier this summer it was claimed that Martial was on his way to another Premier League club, Tottenham Hotspur.

Respected French magazine France Football reported that Spurs had struck a deal to sign him, at a price of £18 million.

Negotiations were not as far forward as claimed, and Monaco resisted Tottenham's advances.

Martial signed a new contract at Monaco, which helped the Ligue 1 side manage to push his price up to the fee the Red Devils paid.

Spurs went onto sign Lyon forward Clinton N'Jie instead for a fraction of the money United paid, who is two years older than Martial.

Monaco were last week drawn in Tottenham's Europa League group, and Martial's sudden sale means their opponents have been weakened by the star youngster moving on.

Tottenham fans have been giving their views on a deal via social media, and for once are not really blaming chairman Daniel Levy for this deal falling through, acknowledging the fee United decided to pay was extortionate considering his age.

Here is a look at the reaction...

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