Didier Deschamps does "not know" if Anthony Martial is worth it

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France national boss Didier Deschamps has claimed Anthony Martial's move to Manchester United will change the forward's 'galaxy' and warned the forward this was only the start.

The 19-year-old is on the verge of completing a £36 million move to the Red Devils, that will make him the most expensive teenager in football history and the second most expensive French player ever.

Martial is yet to make an appearance for the France national team but was called up for the matches against Portugal and Serbia, before being given special dispensation to travel to Manchester and complete his deal.


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Deschamp is not shocked such big fees are being paid by English clubs, but admitted he does not know if Martial is worth the fee being paid.

As per the Mirror, he said: “He is going to a very big club. We will continue to follow him, obviously. He changes his planet, his galaxy.

“When he left Lyon two years ago, people said: 'How could Monaco pay 5m Euros?'. Now he is worth how much? It is an investment in a player who still has room for improvement. It is up to him to continue improving, to get game time.

“These transfers will continue because football generates more and more money. English clubs now have colossal resources. So from the moment they set the price, it becomes almost impossible to refuse such sums. It does not shock me. It's like that. Is he really worth it? That I don't know."

Martial's move to Old Trafford has come as somewhat of a surprise, but the French forward who scored 10 goals is highly rated. He was the subject of interest from Chelsea earlier in the summer.

At such a young age the price tag may weigh heavily on his shoulders, but if he can reproduce the form he showed in glimpses at the principality club, it won't be long before he is a fans favourite in the North West.

Manchester United fans, do you think Anthony Martial will be an instant hit at Old Trafford or will it take him time to find his feet? Have your say below!

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