- Real Madrid are reportedly set to bid £88m for Man Utd forward Anthony Martial
- Would allow United to make a decent profit on fee spent to sign him from Monaco
- Questionable as to whether they will let him go though
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Anthony Martial hasn’t been able to establish himself as a permanent fixture in the Man Utd line-up this season, and Real Madrid may have been alerted.
The 22-year-old has scored eight goals and provided seven assists in 28 appearances in all competitions, which is a decent contribution when he has regularly been made to come off the bench.
Having started just one of the last four Premier League matches, and 10 in total so far this season, it would come as no surprise if there is a sense of frustration on the Frenchman’s part, but it’s unclear as to whether it’s enough to force him to consider his options.
It’s claimed that Martial is an alternative to Harry Kane and Mauro Icardi, with Zinedine Zidane leading the calls to sign his compatriot.
There’s no denying that Martial is a highly talented individual, and perhaps with more faith and playing time he would flourish at Man Utd, just as he did when he initially joined the club and played under Louis van Gaal.
However, question marks remain under Mourinho as he doesn’t seem entirely convinced, while the fierce competition for places doesn’t help with Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Juan Mata and others fighting for the same places.
Further, as per BBC Sport, Man Utd signed Martial for a fee which could rise to £58m, and so if the £88m bid from Madrid is genuine, it could allow the Red Devils to make a more than decent profit on the French international to potentially reinvest back into the squad where it’s needed more.
Based on the reaction from many United supporters on Twitter on a regular basis when Martial isn’t in the starting line-up, they would be very frustrated if he were to leave Manchester. However, it remains to be seen whether or not Real Madrid launch an assault to sign him, and if they’re successful with it.