Sevilla won't even bid to sign Anthony Martial permanently, says Romano

Anthony Martial’s struggles in front of goal continued at the weekend even though Sevilla managed to score four.

Martial lasted 68 minutes of Sevilla’s 4-2 win over Granada as they broke their worst scoring streak for 20 years.

The Manchester United loanee did not find the net, and AS ran a report hailing former Wolves youngster Rafa Mir as the club’s most dangerous striker.

Martial is now eight games without a goal for Sevilla, finding the net just once during his loan spell. All the early excitement about his arrival has now disappeared.

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No future at Sevilla

There was no ‘obligation to buy’ clause in the loan with Sevilla, and the Spanish side appear to have no intention of signing the Frenchman permanently.

Fabrizio Romano reports their decision is already made. He believes Sevilla are adamant they will not be buying Martial this summer.

Romano told his Here We Go podcast: “He’s coming back from Sevilla. They are not signing him on a permanent or making any bid for Martial.

“The (United’s) new manager will make a decision, selling him or keeping him at the club. Everything will be discussed by Manchester United.

“Sevilla are already convinced that he is not staying at the club next season.”

Unlikely future at United

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When pre-season begins, Martial could be an option at United by default. Edinson Cavani will be gone, Mason Greenwood is not an option, and Cristiano Ronaldo will control his own destiny – if he decides he wants to leave, then he surely will.

United will sign a new striker, plunging Martial back down the depth chart and freeing him up to leave, if United can find a taker.

The Frenchman’s hefty wages made it a challenge to get the deal with Sevilla done, although it was eventually done with United subsidising them.

His underwhelming performances in Spain are hardly likely to entice a ton of bidders, and Martial could be a player who hangs around at United until this summer’s transfer deadline.

If he wants to open up more opportunities, then he needs to end the current season in form and turn around his goalless streak.

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