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Sevilla make offer to Manchester United for wantaway forward

Sevilla want Anthony Martial on loan for the remainder of the season.

There has been a lot written about Anthony Martial over the past month since his agent revealed his client’s desire to leave Manchester United.

Interim manager Ralf Rangnick confirmed that he held exit talks with the Frenchman this week, though the German made it clear that Martial would stay unless offers come in.

Sky Sports now claim La Liga outfit Sevilla, who have been linked with a move for Martial, have made an offer to sign the forward on loan for the remainder of the season without an option or obligation to buy.

The report adds that United are yet to respond to the Spanish club, with the winter transfer window set to open in the coming days.

Rangnick recently said any deal must be right for the club.

Ahead of Monday night’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle, Rangnick told reporters (via The Athletic): “We spoke at length on Wednesday.

“He explained to me 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.

“I think in a way this 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 still have high ambitions and want to be as successful as we can be.

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“I told him ‘listen, as long as there is no club showing interest in you…’ – and it should not only be in the interest of the player, it should also be in the interest of the club.

“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.”

SN’s verdict…

Firstly, I don’t think United need to rush into a response because Sevilla are not willing to make any promises beyond the end of the season to sign Martial.

He gets a hefty salary and the club should be looking to move him on.

Hopefully Sevilla are not the only club looking at Martial.

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