Sevilla reaches agreement to sign Manchester United star forward on loan
French international Anthony Martial, who played a key role in United’s late winner against West Ham at Old Trafford on Saturday, had requested to leave the club this month in search of more game time.
Sevilla previously offered to take the forward on loan which was rejected. but are now set to sign the 26-year-old forward after they agreed to cover all of his £240,000 a-week-pay.
Martial will be joining the La Liga side – who will pay his wages in full – until the end of the season. There is no loan fee involved.
Martial will fly from Paris, where he is currently located, to Sevilla on Tuesday to undergo medicals.
Martial has always wanted to join Sevilla this month, despite interest from Juventus and Barcelona, because he believes that is where he will play the most there.
Martial became the world’s most expensive teenager when he joined United from Monaco in 2015 and went on to score 79 times in 269 appearances for the club.
But he fell out of favour in the forward positions following the signings of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho in the summer, as well as the emergence of Mason Greenwood.
Martial has started just four games for United all season and has failed to impress Ralf Rangnick.
Following Saturday’s 2-2 draw at home to Celta Vigo, Sevilla are second in La Liga and just four points behind Real Madrid as they search for their first title since 1946.