It's time to say goodbye. For the beginning- temporary. Anthony Martial is at the exit door of Old Trafford. He expressed a desire to change the environment due to a lack of minutes, and he also liked the idea of continuing his career in Seville.
It has been known for some time that there is a mutual interest, and now the club from Spain made the first move. According to Sky Sports, the management of the club from Sanchez Pisjuan has sent an official offer to Manchester United for a loan for the 26-year-old Frenchman until the end of the season.
After the rain in Manchester, it seems that the time has come for Martial to warm up in Andalusia. He arrived at Old Trafford from Monaco in September 2015 as the most expensive teenager in the history of the club. He was paid 50,000,000 euros, and the total amount of his transfer reached 70,000,000 euros after the bonuses were realized.
However, he has been in the background lately. He was a starter only twice in the Premier League and is completely overshadowed by other strikers such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood ...
He recorded a total of 10 appearances in all competitions, spent 359 minutes on the field, and scored only once. Because of everything, he told the new coach Raf Rangnick that he wants to go. "We talked for a long time, he explained to me that he has been here for seven years and that now is the right time to change the environment."
"I understand him, but it is important to see what the position of the club is in the whole story. We are playing in three competitions in which we want to go as far as possible, there is also a pandemic of the coronavirus, we need players, "said the German expert.
He added that no offer had arrived at the club's address, and until that changes, Martial will remain part of the team. That is no longer the case since Seville has concretized its interest and the first, but also the most important condition for the departure of the French international has been created.
Sky Sports also states that the Spanish club's offer does not include a clause on a mandatory or possible release. This season, Sevilla stood out as the first Real Madrid runner-up in the Primera table and the impression was gained that they are the only team that can match the Royal Club in the championship race.
However, they are eight points behind, and they also have problems with the realization compared to this year's undisputed Blancos - they scored 12 goals less. It seems that Sevilla and the French striker could be an ideal match.