News Transfer News

Sevilla one of a number of clubs circling United striker Anthony Martial

Last Updated on by James King

Following the recent revelation that Manchester United striker Anthony Martial wants to leave the club in search of a ‘new challenge’ after talks with new interim boss Ralph Ragnick, it has caught the attention of a number of clubs.

It is understood that La Liga side Sevilla are one club that is monitoring the Frenchman’s situation and have subsequently launched a loan move.

Martial has fallen down the pecking order of strikers at Old Trafford, after the arrivals of Edinson Cavani, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho over the last couple of seasons, while the emergence of youngster Mason Greenwood has also posed a threat to his position.

Sevilla one of a number of clubs circling United striker Anthony Martial

Where would Martial suit?

There are suggestions that Newcastle United could also throw their hat into the ring to sign the player, with it being no secret that they need attacking personnel in addition to them having new-found wealth, after their recent takeover.

One thing on Martial’s side is the player’s age – being just 26 this could be the perfect opportunity for him to revive his career. His arrival at Old Trafford from AS Monaco, when he was 19 made the player the most expensive teenager in world football, after the club shelled out £35 million upfront, with the whole package reportedly worth £60 million in add-ons.

Sevilla represents an interesting option for the player, with the club regulars in the Champions League, however, there could be an issue over the fee with United yet to set an asking price for the player.

This should not, however, be an issue for Newcastle and their new-found wealth who can afford to pay whatever is necessary, in addition to meeting Martial’s wage demands.

 

Respectable goal record

Despite having only scored one goal in 10 appearances across all competitions this, season, Martial has a relatively decent record at the Red Devils, scoring 79 goals and registering 50 assists in 268 appearances.

The attacker’s most prolific season came in 2019/20 with 23 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions, indicating that he does have promise. One problem Martial has had though throughout his career is locking down his best position. While he prefers to operate as a striker, he has been used on the left-wing a number of times.

A chance to revive himself at a new club in his favoured role could be just what he needs and the January transfer window might well be the chance he needs.