Thiago: United & City spending on ‘edge of madness’

Date published: Wednesday 9th September 2015 11:21

Anthony Martial: Made senior France debut against Portugal

Anthony Martial: Cost United £36million from Monaco

PSG defender Thiago Silva has described the fees paid by Manchester United and Manchester City this summer as bordering “on the edge of madness” – but has tipped Anthony Martial to impress.

The Brazilian centre-half – who was transferred to PSG from AC Milan for an eye-watering £35million three years ago – was astonished that United paid £36million for teenage striker Anthony Martial after just one season in Ligue 1 from Monaco.

Across the city, City spent over £150million this summer, with £49million being spent on Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling and £55million on Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne from Wolfsburg.

“Are the fees too much? They’re on the edge of madness,” said the centre-half, who nevertheless has been impressed with Martial.

“I don’t know whether it is right or not but Martial really reminds me of Thierry Henry for his technique, physique and reading of the game.”

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