Everton have been tipped to make a move to try and sign beleaguered French forward Anthony Martial from Premier League rivals Manchester United.
Speaking exclusively to Goodison News, former Everton forward Kevin Campbell has called on the Toffees to plot a raid on Manchester United for the signing of Anthony Martial this summer.
The 25-year-old Martial has now completed six years at Manchester United, having arrived as a teenager with great promise. However, barring his debut season and the 2019/20 campaign, the Frenchman has largely found it hard to deliver upon the expectations placed on him at Old Trafford.
Martial particularly endured an underwhelming 2020/21 campaign, although he was bogged down by injuries towards the end of the term. Nonetheless, his future has been called into question following the Red Devils’ acquisition of Jadon Sancho this summer.
Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for the Frenchman while there have been mutterings of interest from Everton as well. And now, Campbell, who represented the Toffees during his playing days, has opined that the Manchester United attacker can be a good signing for the Merseysiders, insisting that Rafael Benitez & co. should consider a swoop, even if it on loan.
“There could be a loan worked out. You don’t always have to pay all of the wages, although United would like them to pay as much as they can. Martial playing regular football is an asset, they paid around £60million for him, so he needs to play football. When he fancies it, he’s hard to stop – he’s electric,” Campbell said.
Everton could be in need of a new centre-forward with Moise Kean staring at an uncertain future while Cenk Tosun is out of favour, leaving Benitez with just Dominic Calvert-Lewin as the frontline striker.
Furthermore, with star forward Richarlison also being linked with an exit, someone like Martial, who could slot in comfortably on the left-wing as well, could be a handy signing. The Frenchman fell behind Edinson Cavani in the pecking order last season and will have to deal with added competition on the flanks as well with the arrival of Sancho.
Having only recently returned from his injury, the Frenchman’s situation at Manchester United could change in the coming weeks. As to whether Everton decide to heed Campbell’s advice and make a move for the Frenchman, only time will tell.