Sevilla president Jose Castro has revealed the club will not be turning their loan deal for Anthony Martial into a permanent transfer from Manchester United this summer. The French striker moved to the LaLiga side on loan in January after struggling for game time in the first half of the campaign at Old Trafford. The preference to play Cristiano Ronaldo and other forwards limited Martial to just eight Premier League games, from which he scored a solitary goal.
He has has failed to do better in Spain, however, scoring just once in 12 appearances as he has struggled with injuries and failed to win over the fans. Now, the France international will not be signing permanently for Sevilla as they no longer feel he is worth the 40 per cent of his £240,000 weekly wage they pay him. According to The Sun, Castro said that Martial will be returning to Old Trafford in the summer, adding that they spent important money on him but it didn’t work. He also added that the French star had injuries and that they’re not going to buy him on a permanent deal.
Martial will now have to convince incoming United manager Erik ten Hag that he can get his career back on track and earn a regular place.
His woes in Spain continued Martial’s fall from grace for the striker, who was once the most expensive teenage-signing in football history. Now 26, he has enjoyed career highs such as notching 23 goals in the 2019-20 season and picking up winners’ medals in the FA Cup and Europa League. Overall though, Martial has failed to live up to his early promise and Sevilla’s refusal to sign him permanently is the latest example of that.
However, he would still have the chance to impress new Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag who would have the final say over keeping or letting go of the player