Thiago Silva baffled by Manchester fees

Date published: Wednesday 9th September 2015 8:44

Anthony Martial France Manchester United

Thiago Silva has described the fees paid by Manchester clubs this summer as bordering “on the edge of madness”.

The Brazilian centre-half – who was transferred to PSG for an eye-watering £35m three years ago – was astonished that United paid £36m for teenager Anthony Martial after just one season in Ligue Un.

Across the city, City spent over £150m this summer, with an initial £44m being spent on English winger Raheem Sterling and £55m on Belgian Kevin de Bruyne.

“Are the fees too much? 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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