Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge has revealed that Mauricio Pochettino wanted to sign Anthony Martial from Manchester United during his time in charge at Tottenham Hotspur.
The France international has been linked with a move to Spurs in recent weeks.
Martial endured a mixed season last term, making just 22 Premier League appearances and scoring four goals, while also laying on six assists, and he is yet to really make his mark in a red shirt.
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It seems an unlikely deal for Spurs to do as he has a contract until 2024 and is valued at £40.5m by Transfermarkt.
And Bridge has now confirmed that Pochettino wanted to bring him in when he was at Spurs, although he was unable to strike an agreement with United to bring him to north London.
Bridge said: “It’s funny about him because I know Pochettino wanted him for a long, long, long, long time.”
In total, Martial has made 258 appearances for United, scoring 78 goals and registering 50 assists, while he has also won 27 caps for France, scoring once.
Pochettino, of course, is now at PSG in Ligue 1.