Anthony Martial has been linked with a move away from Manchester United this summer, although it has been a struggle to move the Frenchman on.
However, teams from the mega-rich Saudi Pro League have reportedly entered the race for the injury-prone United forward.
Martial, with Rasmus Hojlund’s imminent return, may well be limited to substitute appearances throughout the season and may want to move to increase his game time.
Saudi sides linked
According to a report from The Mirror, numerous Saudi sides are said to be interested in the former AS Monaco man, this could be a huge boost for United’s financial situation.
The report states that Erik ten Hag is open to the idea of losing the forward, this would certainly limit United’s striker options going forward, and this may mean another forward would be targeted.
Martial has struggled with injuries for the last few seasons and a move away may well be the best solution for both parties and would add some much-needed funds to the coffers at Old Trafford.
If Martial goes will he be replaced
Martial, despite his injury issues, is a different option up front and is an option, but were he to be sold, United would have Hojlund and Rashford as the only striker options.
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The fee that the Saudi side would be willing to pay for the forward would be crucial for this deal.
Martial’s wages, believed to be around £250,000 a week according to Salary Sport, removed from the wage bill would also be a huge bonus for Ten Hag.
What striker United would target were Martial to leave remains to be seen. A striker option who could perhaps offer something different than Hojlund could be crucial.
Joao Felix, who showed glimpses of promise during his Chelsea loan, could be available on a short-term loan deal, although the Portuguese forward is close to moving to Barcelona according to Gianluca Di Marzio.