Manchester United forward Anthony Martial has decided to leave the club, his agent claims. The player has struggled to find a starting spot under Jose Mourinho and has now decided to put an end to his career at Manchester United.
Anthony Martial’s agent has shocked Manchester United fans after he claimed that his client Martial wants to leave the club. The news emerged on the eve of World Cup, the tournament in which Martial has failed to make the squad.
While giving an interview to French radio station RMC, Philippe Lamboley has claimed that Anthony Martial is ready to face a new challenge next season. The forward is keen on finding a way out of Old Trafford.
Lamboley told the French media that Manchester United want to keep him at the squad. However, they have failed to finalize negotiations with the player during the period of eight months. By seeing the situation deeply, one can realize that United do not consider him an important player, instead just part of the workforce.
His agent has also revealed that the huge decision has been made after thinking about various possibilities. He also said that Anthony Martial will later address the issue himself to explain all of it.
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Anthony Martial’s agent explains why the player wants to leave Manchester United. [rmc] #MUFC
Where could Anthony Martial probably go?
Various clubs are on alert considering Martial’s situation at Manchester United. Premier League side Tottenham have had a long-standing interest in Martial. However, the player’s agent has said that Manchester United will have the final say on the matter.
Martial joined United in the summer of 2015 from Monaco for an initial fee of £36m. He has failed to make a mark under current manager Jose Mourinho and now reportedly wants to leave the club. He finished the season with just 18 premier league starts and scoring 9 league goals.