Four clubs who could sign Anthony Martial in January as Man Utd set price at £40m !
Anthony Martial has dro’pped down the pecking order at Man’chester United following the a’rrival of Cristiano Ro’naldo.
Anthony Martial fa’ces the pro’spect of seeing his Manchester United care’er coming to an end after the arrival of Crist’iano Ronaldo this sum’mer.
Martial was strug’gling to command a regu’lar starting place before Ron_aldo retur_ned to Old Trafford and his days at the club now look num’bered.
Martial had arriv’ed at United amid a rapturous fan’fare in 2015 as he became foot_ball’s most exp’ensive teenager in history at the age of 19.
Louis van Gaal, who was Un’ited boss at the time, persu’aded the club to shell out a mout’hwatering £36million to sign the Fre’nchman from Monaco.
And there have been mom’ents for Martial to saviour at Old Traff’ord. The forward stru’ck 17 Premier League goals in the 2019/20 s”eason and hit a hat-trick” aga_inst Sheffield Unite’d that very s_eason.
But Martial has been plag’ued by inconsi_stent form in Eng’land and has never reach’ed the heights expected of him
The enigm’atic talent has a con’tract at Uni’ted w’hich doesn’t expire till 2024 – but ‘the club may look to cash in on him in Jan’uary if they can get £40m’ for him.
Express Sp’ort takes a look at four clubs which cou’ld sign th’e player in the new ‘year.
Barcelona sign_ed 33-year-o_ld Sergio Aguer’o on a free tra_nsfer to lead the line summer.
But the former Manc’hest’er City star is yet to make his debut for the Catalan gian_ts after suff’ering a calf injury.
Aguero isn’t a long-term opti’on and his latest setback is a timely reminder of how inj’ury-prone the Argentine is. His inju’ry prob’lems are only likely to get worse as he gets older.
Martial was linked with a move to Tottenham this sum’mer as Spurs tried despe’rately to ha’ng on to superstar striker Har’ry Kane.
Kane ultim_ately did stay in north London and a mo’ve for Martial therefore never m_aterialised.
If a move to Totte’nham doesn’t happen, Martial cou”ld be of interest to bitter-rival’s Arsenal.
Arsenal are anot’her team who are struggling to find the back of the net this season ‘a’nd have only mustered a meas’ly two goals in their opening 5 Pr’emier League games.
Liverpool’s front 3 of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firm’ino and Sa’dio Mane have ripp’ed through opposition defen’ces for years.
But cracks are begin’ning to show and Firmino was criti’cised last season for his lack of g’oals.
Diogo Jota has been prefe’rred to Firmino in the early part of this season and the fam’ous three could be about to break up.