Premier League giants Arsenal and Manchester United are keeping close tabs on Martin Terrier.
According to 90min, Premier League sides Arsenal and Manchester United are both scouting Stade Rennais’s Martin Terrier in the buildup to the 2023 January transfer window.
The 25-year-old came through the ranks at LOSC Lille before moving to Rennes in 2020 after a short spell at Olympique Lyonnais. He has since emerged as a major player for the Ligue 1 side, scoring 41 goals and assisting 19 more in 102 matches across all competitions.
Primarily a left-winger, Terrier is capable of playing anywhere along the frontline. Good in the air and proficient with the ball at his feet, the former French Under-21 star is the full package. He is also capable of taking a pop at goal and is a clinical finisher to boot.
Arsenal and Manchester United are both in the midst of a rebuild and finally, appear to have an identity of their own. The Gunners are the early trendsetters in the Premier League but could do with adding an attacker to their roster. Doing so in January could give them the depth and impetus needed to push hard at the business end of the season.
The same can be said of Manchester United, who have improved but lack a cutting-edge upfront. Jadon Sancho is yet to hit top gear while Antony, for all his flicks and tricks, falls short of actually making a telling difference.
Terrier recently penned a contract extension that will keep him at Rennes until 2026. With eight goals and three assists in 13 Ligue 1 games so far this season, the Frenchman has played a key role in Rennes’s good start to the season.
Several top clubs from England are keeping tabs on the 25-year-old and are unlikely to be put off by his asking price of over £30 million. In today’s market, it is a fair price for a player who isn’t just a consistent goalscorer but also a dynamic presence on the flanks.
Terrier was recently called up to the French squad by Didier Deschamps but is yet to win his first senior cap. Whether he will be included in the squad for the World Cup is debatable, but a strong showing in Qatar will only make more clubs, apart from Arsenal and Manchester United, sit up and take notice.