Manchester United forward has joined Spanish team Sevilla on a loan. The striker is keen to join Sevilla despite some interests from Juventus and Barcelona, the forward believes at Sevilla he will have more play time.
Dharmesh Sheth told The Transfer Show why Manchester United may be taking a “calculated risk” by allowing Anthony Martial to join Sevilla on loan…
“It’s a straight loan, no loan fee, but Sevilla will pay Anthony Martial’s wages in full. He will now have his medical.
“Martial always wanted to go to Sevilla. There was interest from Juventus, there was interest from Barcelona but he wanted Sevilla because he felt he would get more game time.
“There’s no option to buy here. I just wonder whether this is a smart move by Manchester United because, if they were to do a loan with an option, the price wouldn’t be that great. So United may be looking at this as a calculated risk.
“His contract is up in 2024, there’s a club option to extend that for a further year. So if he was to go to Sevilla, play regularly, play well, one of two things can happen.
“He can come back to United, who might be under a new manager and that new manager might say, “I like him”. If he doesn’t, then Martial – if he does play well – will only put his valuation up, and it won’t just be Sevilla who will be interested in signing him on a permanent deal come the summer.”