A document has been leaked over the internet which contains all the details of the transfer of Anthony Martial from AS Monaco to Manchester United.
The file first appeared on the site, Football Leaks. It covers all the details of the expenses that United have promised Monaco over the Martial deal.
The document states that United will have to pay €50 million (US $54.69 million) for Martial. However, the payments will be made in two installments.
The second part of the installment is due to be paid at the end of 2015-16 season, regardless of Martial’s performance for the Red Devils.
The transfer has certain clauses imbibed which could make the deal even more expensive for United in the future.
The Frenchman is contracted to United until 2019. Within that time if he scores 25 goals, the Manchester club has to shell out a further €10 million (US $10.94 million).
Another €10 million (US $10.94 million) needs to be offered to Monaco if Martial completes 25 matches for the France national team. However, he has to feature for at least 45 minutes in each of those matches.
There is another interesting clause in the contract that might cause some stir in the footballing world. If Martial gets nominated for Ballon d’Or during his time at Old Trafford, United has to pay a further of €10 million (US $10.94 million).
United will also have to compensate Monaco if they choose to sell Martial to another club for a fee of over €60 million (US $65.67 million).
“As for the permanent transfer of the player, MUFC shall pay to AS MONACO the whole amount of €50,000,000.00 (fifty million euros) as follows:
- a) €20,000,000 (twenty million euros) within three business days following the Player being registered with, and granted eligibility to play for, MUFC under the MUFC Contract by the PL and FA;
- b) €30,000,000 (thirty million euros) on 1 July 2016.” stated Section 2.3 of the document.
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