Martial weighing up move to Sevilla, admits agent
Philippe Lamboley has revealed that the 21-year-old is willing to consider a temporary stay in La Liga due to his lack of first-team opportunities this season
Anthony Martial is weighing up a potential move to Sevilla due to a lack of first-team opportunities with Manchester United, his agent has admitted.
The 21-year-old has found Premier League starts difficult to come by under Jose Mourinho, scoring just one goal in 11 appearances in the English top flight this season.
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He has subsequently been linked with a January loan move away from Old Trafford and Sevilla, who signed fellow Frenchman Samir Nasri on a temporary deal from Manchester City in the summer, have been credited with an interest.
Martial’s representative, Philippe Lamboley, has revealed that his client is willing to consider the idea of rediscovering his best form elsewhere.
“We are studying the Sevilla option in detail,” Lamboley told ABCdeSevilla.
“Sevilla are a very good club, are in a good position in La Liga, play in the Champions League and have a great coach. That’s all I can tell you.”
Reports in the English media, however, have claimed that the Red Devils – and France coach Didier Deschamps – want Martial to stay in Manchester and win back his place in the team.
Martial has admitted that he is finding his limited role difficult to get used to, though he has pledged to work through it and earn his place in the side.
“This is a test I have to get through,” he said earlier this month. “That’s the way things go when you are still developing as a player and it forms your mentality.
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“It is difficult because the only thing you want is to get out there and help the team and you cannot do that when you are on the bench. But that is a choice I have to accept.”
The former Monaco starlet bagged 17 goals in all competitions in his debut season with United after joining the club in a deal that could eventually be worth as much as £58 million. He is currently contracted to United until June 2019.