Manchester United forward Anthony Martial is set to undergo his medical this week ahead of his loan move to Sevilla.
Martial’s playing time at Man United was thwarted following the summer signings of Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The France star was limited to substitute appearances this season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. After the Norwegian was sacked and was replaced by Michael Carrick, he couldn’t still fight his way back to the first team.
The arrival of Ralf Rangnick would further make the situation worse for the France international after he froze the 26-year-old out of his first team.
Martial made only one appearance under the German boss and was a second-half appearance against West Ham United on Sunday, from which he got several plaudits from fans, teammates, pundits, and from Rangnick.
Sevilla was able to end Martial’s horrifying experience at Manchester United after they agreed to cover all of Anthony Martial’s wages [he’s currently earning at United] and pay a loan fee of up to £5 million to Man United, according to Daily Telegraph.
The same report covers that Martial had agreed to take a pay cut in order to force his exit through.
Reports in France claimed that the former Monaco forward only wanted to join Sevilla, though interest from Barcelona and Juventus were known.
If everything goes as planned, Martial could make his Sevilla debut after the international break, on February 5 at Osasuna in the La Liga, given he doesn’t suffer any injury.
Fabrizio Romano reports that Anthony Martial will be in Sevilla in the coming hours. Monchi, Sevilla’s director of football, was working on this deal since two months – deal sealed with Manchester United, straight loan and no buy option.
Speaking about Martial’s superb cameo against West Ham United, Rangnick said: “Since we last spoke one-and-a-half weeks ago, I told him it’s about being professional until the very last day no matter how long he stays or when he leaves. It was good to have this conversation with him.
“He’s [Anthony Martial] a top player, one of the best strikers in the Premier League but we have other players in his position and it is his wish to leave but, as I said to him, it always takes different parts to find an agreement.
“The way he trained and played when he came on today showed his professionalism I expect from everybody.”