Sevilla have made the signing of Anthony Martial official , who arrives on loan from Manchester United until the end of the season with no option to buy. The French striker, the second player from Seville in the winter market after the Mexican ‘ Tecatito’ Corona , landed in the Andalusian capital after long negotiations between the Nervión club and the Old Trafford club.
Martial arrived on a private flight at 4 in the afternoon at the São Paulo airport, where he was received by the sports general manager, Monchi . The Gallic international (26 years old) passed the medical examination, stamped his signature and will be presented this Wednesday, at 1:00 p.m., in the press room of the Seville stadium. “The Nervionense team thus closes a luxury and very weighty operation to reinforce its offensive plot,” Sevilla announced in its official statement.
He will wear the number ’22’
Late at night, Martial arrived at the Sánchez-Pizjuán, where he recorded a small presentation video and in it he revealed the number he will wear on his adventure in Seville , the ’22’ that Idrissi has left free after leaving on loan to Cádiz .
The incorporation of Martial means a great economic effort for Sevilla , which will pay between 5 and 6 million euros to have the French winger until June. The high profile that the player received at Old Trafford has been one of the major obstacles to the operation. However, the footballer, who wanted to play at Sánchez-Pizjuán at all costs, has lowered his salary by a significant percentage. The idea of Sevilla , who celebrated 132 years of history yesterday, is that Martial can be under the command of coach Julen Lopetegui this Thursday .