Transfer News: Manchester United loanee Anthony Martial keeps future options open after joining Sevilla on loan
Manchester United loanee Anthony Martial has conveyed that he would keep his options open in the future after completing his loan period at Sevilla. The striker would be spending time in Spain for the rest of the season, where he would be hoping to have a better time compared to what he has endured at Old Trafford recently.
Earlier this week, Man United and Sevilla reached an agreement over a loan transfer until the end of this campaign. Things had gotten ugly in January before the move was approved as the Frenchman wanted to move elsewhere in search of regular game time.
Things reached a boiling point when he and Ralf Rangnick were at odds with each other regarding the Frenchman’s apparent unwillingness to play for Man United against Aston Villa. According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Martial has revealed that he is open to choosing any road that lies ahead of him following this season. He said in an interview:
“My loan move to Sevilla is valid for next five months, end of the season… but you never know what happens in the future. We’ll see.”
A future at Old Trafford?
While the possibilities are endless, it is interesting that the 26-year-old has not ruled out a future with the Red Devils next term. Perhaps, he may be looking to use this loan move as an opportunity to make a case for himself at Old Trafford as part of our future plans.
After all, Rangnick is an interim manager at the moment, so we may see a situation where the potential new boss could ask for the services of the France international. But if that was the case, maybe Martial could have been more optimistic and clear with his words, as it would have certainly given an idea to United fans of what to expect.
Even if there are no plans at Old Trafford for the Red Devils loanee, him impressing with Julen Lopetegui’s side can naturally open up the possibility of more clubs targeting him in the future. As for United, the added hype of him potentially doing well in La Liga would bode well if we ever wanted to cash in on the ex-AS Monaco star.
Our fans haven’t been the most lenient with him in recent times. There was a time in the 2019/20 season when it looked like Martial was reaching the prime years of his career.
But that never eventually happened as his performances subsequently dropped. The majority of the fans have since been frustrated by the drop in his level and it isn’t a secret that a club like Man United cannot afford to keep starting players that aren’t doing exceptionally well in their position.
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But at 26, Martial’s career is far from over. Maybe the pressure of having a Ballon d’Or clause added in your Man United contract as a 19-year-old was just too much to live up to and raised everyone’s expectations from him.
But with Sevilla now challenging for La Liga and France travelling to Qatar later this year for the FIFA World Cup, the possibilities are in front of Martial to rejuvenate his career.