Anthony Martial Leaves Manchester United For Sevilla On Loan

Anthony Martial

Manchester United have loaned Anthony Martial to Sevilla having previously rejected the move.

Several weeks ago, Martial told the club he wanted to leave and an offer shortly followed from La Liga club Sevilla. However, the deal was rejected by Manchester United with BBC reporting that the offer only covered half of his wages, which are thought to be around £150,000 a week.

United were said to prefer that Anthony Martial left on a permanent deal or a loan offer that brings in a loan fee and covers all of the player’s wages – and Sevilla came back in with improved terms.

There is no option to buy and no loan fee, but the Spanish club will cover the striker’s wages.

 

Manchester United signed Martial in 2015 from Monaco for £36m, making him the world’s most expensive teenage footballer at the time.

He has scored 79 goals in 268 appearances for the Red Devils but has become a fringe player following the arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Edinson Cavani – who has also been linked with a move away from Old Trafford.

Sevilla are challenging for the La Liga title and currently sit second in the table, four points behind leaders Real Madrid with 16 games remaining.