Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for Manchester United’s Anthony Martial this summer, but the London club should instead be looking to sign Eintracht Frankfurt attacker Ante Rebic ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.
The Express reported last month that Tottenham wanted to accelerate talks with United over a potential deal for Martial in this transfer window.
Earlier this summer, Martial – via his agent – revealed that he wanted to leave the Red Devils in search of first-team football having struggled under Jose Mourinho last term.
Spurs will find it extremely difficult to sign the Frenchman this summer due to his asking price, however, and the London club would be better off looking at alternative targets.
Whilst Martial could be an absolute superstar alongside Harry Kane, the deal is simply not realistic when considering the finances that would be involved.
Instead, Maurico Pochettino’s side should be looking at a deal for Croatia attacker Rebic, who is being widely tipped to leave Frankfurt in this summer’s transfer window.
The 24-year-old, who is valued at £27m by Transfermarkt, still has three years left to run on his contract with Frankfurt.
The attacker scored nine times and registered three assists in 28 appearances for his club last term, before helping Croatia reach the final of the 2018 World Cup.
Manchester United have also been credited with an interest in the attacker, who is capable of playing on both wings.
Rebic was excellent in the semi-finals against England, and had a very strong tournament overall, which has led to a host of speculation surrounding his future.
Far from a light-footed winger, Rebic has the frame and build to play in the Premier League, and could thrive alongside Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen next season.
Tottenham would surely face competition for the Croatian this summer, but they must pursue a deal for the 6ft 1in ace ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.