Transfer News: Juventus director gives update on their interest in Manchester United striker Anthony Martial
Juventus director Maurizio Arrivabene has explained his club’s side on the interest they have shown in getting the services of Manchester United striker Anthony Martial. The Frenchman has seen himself fall down the pecking order this season which has remained the same under Ralf Rangnick.
Juve are interested in facilitating a loan move for Martial in the January transfer window. They are mapping out the financials involved in a potential deal before jumping the gun to pursue him this month. The latest update from their side would be concerning for Man United if the latter hope to move him out before the market closes.
According to the Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Arrivabene has revealed that the current terms, which include the entire salary and the loan sum, are not reasonable on their part. He added that negotiations have not advanced as a result, and they do not expect the Manchester club to change their decision.
“With current conditions [loan fee + full salary paid] it’s not a feasible deal for us. Considering certain numbers, there are no advanced talks – we don’t expect any discount from Man United”
Stop being stubborn!
The Serie A club is in a dire financial situation, which makes their current stance understandable despite them being one of the European powerhouses. It makes the chances of a move to the Allianz Stadium quite difficult if things remain the same.
The 26-year-old’s salary package is worth £150,000-a-week, which puts into perspective how overpaid he is when compared to his recent contributions to the team. As such, if we are really desperate to get him off our books in some capacity, we would be wise to budge on our demands to a certain extent.
If the Red Devils maintain their decision on the monetary terms, we could end up losing Massimiliano Allegri’s side’s interest to sign the Frenchman. The board needs to be wary of that outcome if they hope to get rid of him in the winter transfer window and with less than two weeks remaining until the start of February, it’s not like there’s a lot of time left.
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The Man United forward has already expressed that he wants to leave Old Trafford, which adds to the list of reasons why we should not create a situation where the interested parties cannot afford to take him away. If he ends up staying, things could get complicated as it could lead to the loss of harmony within the squad.
Hence, the club must make a reasonable decision regarding the matter before the transfer window closes down. There has already been a hint of a crack between Rangnick and Martial’s relationship at United after the German accused the ex-AS Monaco ace of not wanting to play vs Aston Villa. Hopefully, there’s not a lot more of that to come in the future.