The 19-year-old is poised to join Louis van Gaal’s side for a fee reported to be €80 million and the Ligue 1 side are set to earn a significant fee from the deal
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says Anthony Martial’s proposed move to Manchester United will earn his club an initial €10 million in sell-on fees.
Martial joined Monaco from Lyon in 2013 for a fee of €5m and the France international is now poised to move to Old Trafford after scoring just 15 goals in total for the Ligue 1 club.
It has been reported that United could pay as much as €80m for the young forward – a fee that would make him the most expensive teenager in history – and Aulas has revealed that Lyon stand to benefit significantly from the deal.
“He is a great prospect, which is why we had rights for the resale,” Aulas told reporters. “It is a very nice deal for Anthony and I am very happy.
“We were smart enough to handle the short and the long term.
“Money raised? In the short term 10 million. With the bonus, we will improve in the future.”