Sevilla are reportedly closing in on the capture of Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, who has agreed personal terms with the La Liga giants.

According to El Chiringuito, Sevilla have moved one step closer towards the capture of Anthony Martial. It appears the two parties have reached an agreement, and it could only be a matter of time before the Manchester United forward departs Old Trafford.

French journalist Loic Tanzi has doubled down on these claims, suggesting that the negotiations are at an advanced stage. Martial has agreed a move to Sevilla and is most likely to join the La Liga club on a short-term loan deal until the end of the season.

This recent breakthrough comes just a day after the emergence of reports that claimed that Martial was keen on moving to Sevilla. It appears the Frenchman is looking to join a club that can offer him regular game-time, especially following a disappointing start to the 2021/22 campaign.

The former AS Monaco starlet has indeed endured a difficult time at Old Trafford since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo. He has fallen behind the Portuguese international as well as other players like Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford in the pecking order, making just two starts in the Premier League for Manchester United thus far as a result.

Olympic Lyonnais failed with a late punt for Manchester United duo Anthony Martial and Eric Bailly

Anthony Martial has emerged as a target for Sevilla. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Martial’s lack of game-time has led to speculations surrounding his future, with FC Barcelona recently offering Manchester United the chance to sign Philippe Coutinho in a swap deal in exchange for the French international.

But it appears Sevilla have taken the upper hand in the pursuit of the Martial, whose potential addition to the team could solve Julen Lopetegui’s woes in the offensive unit. The former Real Madrid boss has been left devoid of attacking options in his team in the absence of Suso and Erik Lamela.

The duo’s injury woes had even forced Sevilla to consider a loan move for former starlet Bryan Gil. But in Martial, Lopetegui could find himself a more proven option, with a strong pedigree at the highest level of football in light of his previous memorable campaigns with Manchester United.

As for Manchester United, they are unlikely to be fazed by the departure of Martial, given their strong depth in the attacking unit. But the Frenchman will be hoping that he can become a more prominent figure in the first-team next season, especially amid uncertainties regarding the future of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has become a top target for PSG.

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