Manchester United striker Anthony Martial has fallen down the pecking order at the club and his future is hanging the balance, especially with the emergence of Mason Greenwood and the arrival of Jadon Sancho.
The 25-year-old Frenchman ended the 2019/20 season as the club’s Player of the Year but has failed to replicate that form since, with last season’s total ending at an underwhelming four goals.
His exit from Old Trafford could possibly be inevitable now, with reports from Italy claiming Manchester United could look to offer him to Juventus in the upcoming January transfer window.
Furthermore, it’s speculated that Juventus could come with a counter-offer of their own, with a one-and-a-half-year loan with an option to buy in 2023 touted as a possible solution.
SN’s verdict on Martial possibly joining Juventus…
It’s clear that Martial staying at Manchester United is becoming increasingly unlikely, despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s two main centre-forwards both being on the wrong side of 30.
It’s an unfortunate turn of developments for Martial, who finally looked like he had turned a corner at the club just over one year ago. Instead, he has stagnated and now finds himself on the periphery.
A move to Juventus could be exactly what he needs but United would likely be keen on selling him outright rather than keeping him on the books for another 18 months.