Manchester United forward Anthony Martial is reportedly on the radars of Premier League rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur
According to a report by The Sun, Jose Mourinho seems to have “lost patience” with Manchester United flop Anthony Martial, and is ready to sell him. The Red Devils’ Premier League rivals Arsenal and Tottenham have set their sights on the Frenchman, who looks set to depart from Old Trafford.
Martial’s stint at Manchester United has been laden with growing frustrations ever since Jose Mourinho took charge at Old Trafford ahead of the 2016-17 season. And, things have only gone from bad to worse this season, with the Frenchman starting just one of the four games that the Premier League heavyweights have played thus far.
Despite the fall in his stature at the club, it was believed that Manchester United were eager to tie him down to a new long-term deal. However, with game time hard to come by, there is widespread interest in Martial’s services, with Arsenal and Tottenham setting their sights on him.
At Arsenal, Martial could be a solid solution on the left side of attack, with Unai Emery having no natural options for either flank. For now, the manager has had to rely on the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alex Iwobi to provide width to his side. But, Martial would be exactly what he needs.
Tottenham, on the other hand, hold a long-standing interest in the 22-year-old, although Lucas Moura’s advent ought to have reduced the need for a winger. Nevertheless, Spurs are eyeing a possible deal for Martial, who could add dynamism to their attack.
Arsenal and Tottenham are now set to receive a boost in pursuit of the French forward, with the report suggesting that Jose Mourinho has “lost patience” with him. With Martial looking to put contract talks on hold as well, Manchester United’s Premier League rivals are starting to fancy their chances.
It hasn’t been suggested when Arsenal or Tottenham will launch the offensive for Martial, although a bid looks to be in the offing. However, Manchester United could be unwilling to sell to direct Premier League rivals, even though the player is out of favour in the first-team setup at the moment.
Things certainly aren’t getting easy for Martial, and if he pushes for a move away from Old Trafford, Arsenal and Tottenham could stand a decent chance of landing him, considering he only has two years at most left on his current contract with Manchester United.