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Anthony Martial set for Sevilla medical following €6m package agreement

It sounds like Sevilla are making progress in their attempts to sign Anthony Martial on loan for the remainder of the season.

Prior to the January transfer window, Martial’s agent made the public aware that his client wished to leave Manchester United to get more playing time. Then Sevilla had an offer rejected but discussions have continued over a loan fee and the payment of the player’s wages, as per Sky Sports.

The Frenchman featured heavily in the build-up play that led to Marcus Rashford’s match-winner on Saturday. Martial was responsible for the pass to Edinson Cavani that was almost deemed offside.

However, United are holding out for a loan fee as well as having the player’s wages paid in full, and fresh claims in the media tonight suggest Martial will have a medical at Sevilla tomorrow.

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano used his favourite catchphrase on Twitter — “Here we go” — when updating his followers on Martial’s situation tonight.

He tweeted: “Anthony Martial will fly to Sevilla on Tuesday with his agent Philippe Lamboley. Deal completed with Man United — Sevilla will pay around €6m package [salary and fee] for six month loan. There’s NO buy option included in the agreement. It’s done. Here we go.”

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Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth recently told The Transfer Talk podcast: “As for potential suitors, his preferred destination is Sevilla. He thinks he’ll get more game time there and they’re fighting for the La Liga title. Barcelona and Juventus are also reportedly interested – Sky in Italy are going quite big on Juventus actually.

“As for United, they really don’t want to do a loan, but I just wonder if they might be persuaded if a club came in and said, ‘we will pay 100 per cent of Martial’s wages and we will give you a loan fee’.

“If you look at Martial’s contract, United are in an OK position because his contract is up in 2024 and United have a club option to extend that for another year.

“I just wonder if it’s in United’s interests – if he’s not going to play – for him to go out on loan? If he does and he plays very well and comes back to United in the summer, maybe the new manager will say, ‘I do want you’. Failing that, if he does play well in a loan spell, that can only maintain his value.”

It sounds like we could have an announcement tomorrow.

One La Liga reporter reached out to us tonight asking about Martial and why he has not set the world alight at Old Trafford, like he almost promised to do when he broke onto the scene? My answer stemmed from the belief that it wasn’t because Martial lacked talent. Maybe he lacked desire?

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