Sevilla reached agreement to sign Anthony Martial on loan from Man United

Anthony Martial of Manchester United
Anthony Martial of Manchester United

La Liga side Sevilla have reached an agreement to sign Anthony Martial on loan from Manchester United.

The Frenchman made public his desire to leave Manchester this January transfer window. Although United were initially reluctant to let him go, they have now agreed to allow the 26-year-old to join the La Liga side until the end of the season. 

According to Sky Sports, the loan deal will see Sevilla pay Martial’s wages in full till the end of the season. The report also states that there is no loan fee involved, and that there is no buy option included in the agreement. 

Martial will fly from Paris, where he is currently located, to Seville on Tuesday to undergo medical.

Juventus and Barcelona were reportedly interested in the forward. But the France international always wanted to join Sevilla because he believes that is where he will play the most.

Martial joined Manchester United in the summer of 2015 from Monaco for an initial fee of £36m, potentially rising to £58m. He scored a famous debut goal against Liverpool and went on to score 79 times in 269 appearances for the club.

But this season, the striker has fallen out of favour following the signings of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho in the summer and the emergence of Mason Greenwood.

This season, he has started just four games for United. His most impressive season in a Man United shirt was the 2019/20 campaign, where he scored 23 goals.

He now joins Sevilla, a side fighting for La Liga this season. The Andalusians are just four points off the top of La Liga and are targeting their first league title in over 75 years.