Sevilla are reportedly considering making Anthony Martial’s loan from Manchester United permanent.
The Spanish club had appeared to rule out the possibility a few weeks ago, with the Frenchman drawing a lot of boos from the crowd due to his poor performances. Since joining Sevilla in January, Martial has only scored once in 11 appearances.
The Frenchman’s current contract at United has two years left on it, but his dissatisfaction with his lack of playing time may prompt him to seek a transfer this summer. Sevilla sporting director Monchi recently stated in an interview that the club has not ruled out making a move if Martial decides he does not want to wait to see if the new United manager favors him.
“His transfer was cheaper than you think, but it’s still a large investment, only six or seven million,” he told Radio Sevilla (via Sports Mole). Unfortunately, evaluating Martial’s effectiveness while injured and now that he is hurt again is tough.
“At the end of the season, there’s a lot to see and talk with the player, so I’m not closing the door on his continuity.” In February, Martial suffered a muscle ailment that forced him to miss three games for Sevilla.
Meanwhile, Noam Emeran, a United youth, has piqued the interest of a number of European clubs. During the second half of the season, the 19-year-old winger has established himself as an Under-23 regular.
Emeran’s current contract is set to expire this summer, but he is expected to sign a new one. According to Footmercato, Werder Bremen and Augsburg in Germany, as well as Nantes in France, are interested in loaning him out.