By Chris Mills

Tottenham Hotspur are ready to offer Anthony Martial a route out of Manchester United, with Mauricio Pochettino keen to land the Frenchman on the second attempt, according to The Mirror.

The 21-year-old was a reported target for Spurs back in 2015, but the former AS Monaco striker opted to join Louis van Gaal and the Red Devils instead.

Martial scored 17 goals in an impressive debut season at Old Trafford, but has failed to win around manager Jose Mourinho this year, making only 17 appearances from a possible 39 in 2016/17.

A fall down the pecking order, coupled with the Portuguese manager questioning the application and focus of the Frenchman last month, has seemingly sparked Tottenham’s interest.

With 24 goals in the past 18 months, Martial is a proven danger at Premier League level and Pochettino may look to coax the unsettled striker to London in the summer.

The 21-year-old impressed in the 2-0 victory over Watford last weekend, scoring and assisting as United temporarily climbed out of sixth position.

But prior to that, Martial had only featured in one of the last five games, and with Mourinho unconvinced of the France international’s consistency, a summer move to Spurs could be on the cards.