Manchester United striker Anthony Martial is close to transfer to Sevilla after agreeing pay cut
Anthony Martial close to move to Sevilla as Manchester United attacker agrees pay cut to join La Liga club… despite Juventus offering him more money to end Old Trafford nightmare
- Anthony Martial has expressed his wish to leave Manchester United this month
- Several clubs have shown interest in him, but Sevilla have signed a lease
- Martial, 26, has accepted a salary cut to facilitate the move
- Julen Lopetegui’s team is currently second in La Liga, behind Real Madrid
Anthony Martial has come closer to leaving Manchester United as he looks set to be loaned to Sevilla, according to reports.
The French forward has only started two Premier League games this season and has made it clear that he wants to leave Old Trafford.
Ralf Rangnick even suggested that Martial did not want to be in the roster against Aston Villa earlier this month, a claim the 26-year-old refuted.
Anthony Martial has only started two Premier League games for Manchester United this season
Several clubs have shown interest in Martial, but according to the Spanish journalist Matteo Moretto, a loan move to Seville is now virtually complete.
Moretto added that the attacker has agreed to a salary cut to allow for the switch, with wages previously a stumbling block in the deal.
This is supported by 90min, who also claim Juventus has offered Martial more money to move to Turin on loan, but the Frenchman has chosen to join Sevilla.
The temptation to be involved in a title race may have been the reason for Martial, with Sevilla currently second in La Liga and just four points behind leader Real Madrid.
Ralf Rangnick claimed that Martial refused to be part of the match roster earlier this month
Sevilla are currently second in La Liga and are aiming to win their first title in 75 years
However, Julen Lopetegui’s squad is the lowest scorer in the top four, so Martial’s signing could give them the firepower they need to win their first league title in 75 years.
Martial has scored 79 goals in 269 appearances for Manchester United since signing from Monaco in 2015 for an initial fee of £36 million.
His contract at Old Trafford runs until 2024 with an option for another year, but it seems likely that he played his last game in a United shirt.