Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial might leave Manchester United in January for Sevilla earlier than expected.

The player’s agent revealed early in the month that his client wanted out of the club due to lack of playing time with reports from Spain indicating that Sevilla are the favorites to land his services.

Reports from Estadio Deportivo indicate that Sevilla are on the final stages of sealing the deal despite late interests from Juventus and Atletico Madrid.

“In his favor, (Martial) is able to play both as a center forward and on both wings. Upfront, he could exchange his position with Rafa Mir, who remains completely alone until February with Munir (El-Haddadi) and (Youssef) En-Nesyri’s participation in the African Cup of Nations.

“And on the wing, he would give Lopetegui options to rotate … (Lucas) Ocampos and Papu Gómez, who have been playing every minute of the last few games due to the losses of (Erik) Lamela and Suso. His signing, therefore, is not only vital but also so necessary that it will be imminent,” the portal noted.

Sevilla wants the player on a loan deal with United set to pay part of his salary as the Spanish side can’t afford what he currently gets at Old Trafford.

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