He was relatively unknown in the UK when Man United paid Monaco £36m for Martial in 2015. The club wanted more firepower up front, but it was a lot of money for someone who was still only 19 and even his team-mates had to ask about him. “To be honest on the plane, Wayne Rooney came to speak to me and asked me who Martial was,” Morgan Schneiderlin revealed. He made a memorable first impression, though, by scoring on his debut against Liverpool and living up to the hype that had seen him compared to Thierry Henry.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Who ever thought Premier League champions Chelsea would be trying to buy Danny Drinkwater from Leicester?
The answer is not many, and not because of the midfielder’s ability, but because of a lot irrational fans who expect a certain type of player to be signed.
Some deals, though, just appear to come from nowhere and talkSPORT looks at a few recent transfers none of us saw coming.