Manchester United Reject Loan Offer For Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial

Manchester United have rejected a loan offer from Sevilla for Anthony Martial.

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

It’s thought that United would rather Martial left on a permanent deal and will only consider a loan offer that brings in a loan fee and covers all of the player’s wages.

Rangnick, who took charge of the Red Devils following the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, said he “spoke at length” on Wednesday with the 26-year-old who told him “it’s the right time for a change.”

The player’s agent Philippe Lamboley confirmed earlier this month Anthony Martial wanted to leave the club in January, adding he would “speak to the club soon”.

Rangnick said:

“He explained to me that he’s been at Manchester United now for the last seven years and he feels it’s the right time for a change, to go somewhere else.”

Martial is yet to feature in any of Rangnick’s games in charge so far, who added:

“I think in a way it is understandable. I could follow his thoughts but on the other hand, it’s also important to see the situation of the club. We have Covid times, we have three competitions in which we have high ambitions and want to be as successful as we can be. So far, as far as I know, there has been no offer from any other club and as long as this is the case he will stay.”

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.

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