Anthony Martial’s future at Old Trafford at one stage appeared to be very much in doubt. Now, however, it appears brighter than ever.
The football star is close to inking a lucrative new contract with Manchester United according to reports, after a dramatic turnaround on the football pitch, likely ensuring his presence on the club for years to come.
But just who is Anthony Martial? What was his net worth even before his potential new contract with the team? Here’s all you need to know about who the French footballer is, including his net worth and possible new contract with Manchester United.
Anthony Martial’s resurgence with Manchester United will likely result in a hefty new contract
Who is Anthony Martial?
Anthony Martial is a professional football player who plays forward for both Manchester United in the Premier League and the French national team.
He was born on December 5, 1995 in Massy, France, just outside of Paris.
Martial started his football career playing for youth football for Les Ulis from 2001 to 2009 and with Lyon from 2009 to 2012. After joining the club’s reserve team in 2012, he made his professional debut in 2013 before transferring to AS Monaco later in 2013.
After playing for Monaco from 2013 to 2015 and establishing himself as one of the best young players in football, he signed with Manchester United on September 1, 2015 and received the 2015 Golden Boy Award, designated for the top player under 21 in Europe.
In addition to his career in the Premier League and Ligue 1, Martial has also competed on France’s national team, being named to the runner-up Euro 2016 squad.
How old is Anthony Martial?
Anthony Martial is 22 years old.
He was born on December 5, 1995.
What is Anthony Martial’s net worth?
According to Football Drug, Martial’s net worth is believed to be approximately $85 million (£64.7m).
His expected new contract with Manchester United will likely increase his net worth significantly in the years ahead.
How does Anthony Martial make his money?
Martial draws his wealth mostly from his success as a professional football player, notably signing a record $47.1 million (£36m) transfer fee with Manchester United in September 2015 with the potential for as much as $76 million (£58m), the largest transfer fee ever paid to a teenager in professional football.
Who is Anthony Martial’s wife?
Martial is currently thought to be in a relationship with French reality TV star Melanie Da Cruz since 2016. The couple welcomed a son, Swan Anthony Martial, on July 26, 2018.
Previously, Martial was married to Samantha Jacquelinet, whom he had been in a relationship with years before he became a football star. Martial also has one son from his former relationship with Jacquelinet, Peyton, born in 2015.
New contract with Manchester United
According to recent reports, Manchester United are preparing a new contract worth about $58.9 million (£45m) over five years, including bonuses.
Martial’s future with the club appeared to be very much in doubt after a number of clashes with manager Jose Mourinho at the beginning of the season and questions about his performance on the football pitch.
However, the resurgent Martial has apparently won Mourinho’s confidence and has emerged as a key offensive force once again with the team, scoring five goals in just his past four Premier League matches.
In addition to the potential new contract, the team also has the option to extend Martial’s current contract for another year. However, talks regarding a new contract for the young star are believed to be getting underway as soon as this week and are aiming to be finalized by the end of 2018.
According to a Manchester United Source: ‘It would cost us £100 million ($131 million) to replace Anthony at least, his future has to be here at United.
‘There have been encouraging signs a deal can be done and also having the 12 month option has crystallized thinking on both sides of the negotiations.
‘United always finds the money when it is in the best interests of the club and keeping Martial is a top priority at this current time.’
The potential new contract for Martial comes amid reports that Juventus are also aiming to entice him to play with Italy with a bumper contract.