Manchester United is apparently in talks with Anthony Martial over a £12 million pay-off to assist him go on in the summer.
After electing to depart for regular minutes, the French attacker has been on loan at Sevilla in LaLiga since January. Since arriving in Spain, the 26-year-old has struggled with injuries, making only eight appearances and yet to score in the league.
He did score once in three Europa League outings, but despite his poor form, it’s reported that a permanent move has not been ruled out. Martial’s contract with Manchester United runs until 2024, and he is reportedly paid roughly £240,000 per week, which puts him above Sevilla and other interested clubs.
During his time in southern Spain, United has covered 60% of his salaries, and the next two years of his deal will set them back £25 million.
However, as they attempt to rebuild the squad under new manager Erik ten Hag, the board will hope that the Frenchman will agree to take half of his remaining terms in order to remove him off the books.
Despite his problematic loan spell, Sevilla sporting director Monchi has previously refused to rule out a permanent transfer for Martial, stating a deal would be ‘cheaper than you think.’
‘His transfer was less expensive than you may expect, but it’s still a significant bet,’ Monchi said.
‘Unfortunately, analyzing Martial’s performance while he was hurt and now that he is injured again is difficult.
‘At the end of the season, there will be a lot to see and talk with the player, so I’m not closing the door on his continuity.’
With a handful of the current squad poised to depart, Martial will be one of many in United’s planned exodus.