Barcelona have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Manchester United forward Anthony Martial as a replacement for Ousmane Dembele.
According to reputed Spanish journalist Gerard Romero, Anthony Martial has been offered to Barcelona through his representatives over a possible move in a future transfer window. The Manchester United forward could be a long-term replacement for Ousmane Dembele.
Anthony Martial joined Manchester United from AS Monaco in September 2015 and has since endured a topsy-turvy ride at the club. While the Frenchman has finished two campaigns as the Red Devils’ top scorer, he has tended to go missing in other seasons and has been a shell of his best self for over 18 months.
The ongoing campaign has been one to forget for Martial, who has managed only 359 minutes of game-time across ten outings, scoring one goal in the process. As a result, it looks increasingly likely that the 26-year-old will leave Manchester United sooner or later, with Barcelona a possible destination.
As per Gerard Romero, Martial has been offered to Barcelona through his representatives. The Frenchman is being projected as a possible long-term replacement for compatriot Ousmane Dembele. So while Ferran Torres will join Barcelona in January, the Blaugrana will need to delve into the market for another wide-attacker.
Interestingly, Dembele has been linked with Manchester United and several other European bigwigs after rejecting Barcelona’s latest contract proposal. With the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner unlikely to sign a new contract, Barcelona’s need to bolster the attack has accentuated further.
Sensing such an opportunity, the representatives of three Premier League forwards have offered their clients to Barcelona. One such player is Manchester United outcast Anthony Martial, with Hakim Ziyech and Bryan Gil also being projected as possible long-term replacements for Dembele.
Martial has reportedly been on Barcelona’s radar for quite some time, and it remains to be seen if they will take up the offer to sign him. However, with Dembele likely to depart Camp Nou sooner or later, it behoves Barcelona to invest in a wide-attacker, with Manchester United forward Martial being an attractive target. An intriguing January transfer window beckons the Blaugrana.