Anthony Martial “wants to join Sevilla” if he leaves Manchester United in January after revealing his desire to leave Old Trafford … but Barcelona and Juventus “are also watching the French striker”
Manchester United star Anthony Martial is aiming for a move to Sevilla in January if he can finally get an exit from Old Trafford, according to reports.
The Frenchman has already announced his intention to end his stay at the club after six years in pursuit of regular first-team action, having been frozen by former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and not appearing to be his situation. will improve under the guidance of interim coach Ralf Rangnick.
Rangnick admitted last week that he had yet to speak to the French striker, who joined the club for around Â£ 36million in 2015, and that he is now considering a move to La Liga, according to Sky Sports.
Anthony Martial reportedly targeted move to Sevilla in January if he leaves Man United
The Spanish team – coached by Julen Lopetegui – impresses in La Liga, currently 2nd
He says he has made Sevilla his number one destination, with the top-flight team currently 2nd in the standings and able to offer them an important role in the squad – coached by Julen Lopetegui.
Sevilla want a loan deal, the report adds, with the aim of making the transfer permanent, although La Liga rivals Barcelona are also interested in a similar deal.
Juventus are another party keeping an eye on Martial as European outfits try to revive the once-promising star’s career.
Still just 26, Martial has played 268 times for United, scoring 79 goals, and is said to be interested in Newcastle United as well – while Atletico Madrid have also been credited with interest this month.
The Frenchman has only made two starts all season and has announced his intention to leave
Diego Simeone’s men would have liked to use Kieran Trippier in a swap deal for the former Monegasque, according to Eurosport.
His agent Philippe Lamboley announced his client was seeking a departure after growing weary of the lack of minutes, saying: âAnthony wants to leave the club in January.
âHe just needs to play. He doesn’t want to stay in January and I’ll be talking to the club soon.
But Rangnick ignored those comments and cast doubt on the player’s future by admitting he hasn’t spoken to him yet.
“I don’t communicate with the agents through the media and the press,” Rangnick said ahead of United’s game against Brentford. “The player did not discuss it with me or with us.
Ralf Rangnick revealed he had not spoken with Martial about his future at United
Martial is looking for first-team football and Sevilla would be able to offer it to him
âAfter the last training session before the Crystal Palace game, after training with the team, he informed the doctor and the medical service that he would not be available because the knee pain is too bad. We have to wait and see.
‘Maybe he can train again [on Sunday] but I have to talk to the doctor first. To be honest, what his agent says through the media doesn’t interest me much.
Martial has made seven Premier League appearances this season – just two of those starting out – and the rest of his cup appearances.
He scored once and was last in the 3-2 win over Arsenal earlier this month, where he only played two minutes.