Sevilla confirm loan signing of Anthony Martial

Sevilla have confirmed the loan signing of Anthony Martial from Manchester United.

The Spanish club announced the move on the club’s website, with the loan ongoing for the rest of the current season.

There is no option to buy, with Martial scheduled to return to United once the season is over.

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Martial arrived in Spain earlier today after negotiations for his loan progressed on Monday night.

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Sevilla teased the move on social media shortly before announcing the deal.

United have also confirmed the loan move via the club’s official website.

Sevilla’s players resume training after a four-day break on Thursday and Martial is expected to be involved.

Martial is leaving because he wants to play regular football and has not had a prominent role this season.

He lost his place in the France squad last November and wants to win back his place for World Cup 2022.

Sevilla are second in the La Liga table, just four points behind Real Madrid, and Martial will be looking to help their title push.

He will be playing under manager Julen Lopetegui, who The Athletic claim is on United’s shortlist of potential managers for next season.

Anthony Martial’s journey at Manchester United so far

  1. Fantastic debut season

    United paid an initial £36 million fee to sign Martial from Monaco which could rise to £58 million. He enjoyed a dream start with a memorable debut goal at Old Trafford against Liverpool. Martial netted 17 goals including an impressive FA Cup semi-final winner against Everton as United went on to win the trophy.

  2. Moved aside under Mourinho

    Martial was stripped of the number nine shirt for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, which summed up his decreased involvement in Jose Mourinho’s plans. Martial was reduced to a bit-part squad player, featuring from the left. He scored eight goals in 2016/17, followed by 11, and 12 the next two seasons.

  3. Back as a number nine

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave Martial his favoured number nine shirt back and restored him to a central striker role. It was a decision which paid off with Martial grabbing the opportunity and looking hungrier than goals than ever. He ended the 2019/20 season with 23 goals and eight assists, his best tally for both.

  4. Then it fell apart

    Martial started the 2020/21 season poorly, with no goals in three games and one red card, and then Edinson Cavani was brought in. Martial failed to respond well to the competition and scored just seven goals all season and missed out on Euro 2020 due to injury. He then scored just one goal in 2021/22 as he fell further down the pecking order after Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival, and has now left for Sevilla on loan.

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