Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho is preparing for the departure of Anthony Martial after the Frenchman has reportedly told his close friends that he expects to leave in the summer.
Martial arrived at Old Trafford back in 2015 for a record transfer fee as the most expensive teenager in the world priced at £58 million from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco. United will now hope to recover the major transfer fee’s they spent on the young starlet by his sale at the end of this campaign. Despite showing glimpses of brilliance from time to time, Martial has struggled to cement down a starting role under Mourinho at Old Trafford.
And with the heavy competition for a first-team berth in the form of Jesse Lingard, Alexis Sanchez, Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford at United, Martial has fallen further down the pecking order. The highly talented attacker has been frustrated with his lack of game-time after a superb debut season at United when he finished as the leading scorer for the Premier League outfit. According to news outlet the Metro, Martial too is pushing towards an exit from the Red half of Manchester.
Mourinho is already preparing for the sale of Martial with a hoard of elite clubs ready to swoop in for the ‘next Thierry Henry’. The 22-year-old is still extremely young and could move away from the Premier League to make a name for himself. Serie A champions Juventus and Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain are keen on signing Martial who is valued at around £60 million.
The ‘Special One’ has also identified replacements for Martial as Monaco ace Thomas Lemar or Bordeaux star Malcolm. Monaco value Lemar at £90 million and the French superstar has been one of the hottest properties on the market, while Malcolm is a forward who wants to play at a better club across the continent.
I think Martial must leave Manchester United to succeed, he has not fit well under Mourinho and is not the kind of player the ‘Special One’ is after. The two of them are not in sync and that is not something either of them would want to carry on as it will be a mismatch in the future as well.
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