Anthony Martial’s agent has opened up on he forward’s long-term future at Manchester United.
Tipped for a bright future following his arrival from Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco in the 2015 summer transfer window, the France international has developed into a fan favourite at Old Trafford by scoring a number of important goals and weighing in with crucial assists.
However, the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in the January transfer window has caused somewhat of a disruption.
With the Chile international preferring to operate on the left-wing – where Martial is extremely effective – it has resulted in the Frenchman being asked to play on the opposite flank at times which has limited his impact on certain games, most notably the 1-0 loss away at Newcastle United.
According to RMC Sport, the 22-year-old could be one of several players to leave United in the summer. His contract expires at the end of the next season meaning the Red Devils would be under pressure to sell once the transfer window reopens due to his decreasing value on the market.
The report also claimed that Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan are keen to take advantage of the situation, while a large section of Arsenal supporters took to social media and demanded their club insert themselves into the race.
Martial’s agent, Philippe Lamboley, has addressed the speculation regarding his client’s future and also denied claims he met with Juventus representatives during their Champions League win over Spurs at Wembley earlier in the month.
“Will [Martial] stay in Manchester in the summer? I’m sorry but at the moment I cannot say anything else about it,” Lamboley told Il Bianconero.
“His goal is to win the FA Cup and to cement second place in the Premier League with United to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
“I have never met with Juventus,”he added. “Doyen Sport does not represent Anthony Martial and all that has been reported in Italian newspapers, regarding my client, is false.”