- Principle of agreement for the transfer of the Frenchman until the end of the season, which the Andalusian club could announce shortly as the second reinforcement in January after the arrival of Tecatito Corona
On Monday, Sevilla closed a principle agreement with Manchester United for the loan to the Andalusian team of French striker Anthony Martial , who has pressured the English club to accept the offer from the Nervionenses despite the fact that other clubs such as Juventus had also made a proposal to take over the player. Finally, Martial’s desire to join Sevilla has outweighed the interest of the leaders of the Old Trafford club, who initially put up a lot of difficulties.
The economic investment will be very strong on the part of Sevilla despite the fact that Manchester United agreed not to include the loan premium of some 5 million euros that it had requested after rejecting the first Andalusian offer. The very high file of the French international was another of the impediments, but Martial has lowered his salary a lot to make the operation possible.
Even so, it will be a large outlay for Sevilla, who will pay around 5 million euros for four long months of competition until the end of the season. The agreed transfer, an agreement confirmed by ‘ESPN’, does not include a purchase option and despite the fact that Sevilla studied extending it for a year and a half, it will finally only be until the end of the season.
Sevilla hopes to announce the signing of Martial in the next few hours, so the Frenchman will become the second signing of the winter market for Julen Lopetegui’s team after the arrival of Mexican Tecatito Corona.
To make this bet possible, the excellent position of the Whites in the League, second behind Real Madrid, and the possibility of fighting for the title with the Merengues have weighed heavily. Losses due to injury and the African Cup made the arrival of new players necessary and Martial will allow Lopetegui to cover the position of nine and also a winger, where Sevilla has had the long-term losses of Suso and Lamela.
Martial could even be in Seville this Tuesday once Manchester has given the OK. The French played his last minutes this weekend with the ‘red devils’ against West Ham, a clash in which he participated in the winning goal, the work of Rashford