Sergio Romero claims he told Man Utd players about Martial before they signed him.
Manchester United signed Anthony Martial for £58 million back in 2015. The fee was the highest ever paid for a teenager back then. But Sergio Romero has claimed that he informed Man United players of the Frenchman before his rise to fame.
Sergio Romero has recalled that he told David De Gea, Juan Mata, and Ander Herrera about Martial’s brilliance. The goalkeeper assured them that in due time, everyone will praise Martial.
“Back in 2015, not long after I joined United, I was chatting with Ander Herrera, David De Gea and Juan Mata.
“I let them in on a secret. ‘There’s a kid at Monaco. Anthony Martial. For sure, in a short while, you’ll all be talking about him’.
“I’d known about Anthony for two years. In the 2013/14 season, I went to AS Monaco on loan for a year from Sampdoria in Italy,” Sergio Romero told Utd Unscripted.
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“Anthony was still very young, just a kid – I think he was 17 years old at that time – but you could already see that he was a special player with lots of class and lots of talent. The kid was a natural.
“You’d just be amazed at the things he would do in the training sessions.”