Arsenal and Tottenham line up shock January moves for out of favour Anthony Martial
Anthony Martial flatters to deceive
Anthony Martial has been pushed further down the Manchester United pecking order following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at the back end of the summer transfer window. The Frenchman, who netted just four times in the Premier League last campaign, was offered a chance to prove himself in the Carabao Cup against West Ham.
However, he flattered to deceive, offering little in attack as the Red Devils were knocked out by an impressive West Ham side by a 1-0 scoreline. With Edinson Cavani due to return to the bench, question marks surround Martial’s future.
As per The Telegraph, the 25-year-old could well be departing the club next summer, but if overseas reports are to be believed, he could be on his way even sooner than that as he looks to win a place in France’s World Cup 2022 squad.
If the Frenchman is to survive an anticipated cull next summer, he is going to have to improve hugely from Wednesday’s loss to West Ham | @TelegraphDucker https://t.co/RoePHKS0Sz
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) September 23, 2021
Arsenal and Tottenham interested in Martial
As per transfer journalist Ekrem Konur, however, a move could materialise sooner than the summer, with both Arsenal and Spurs thought to be interested in the Frenchman.
⏳For January transfer window we are expecting Anthony Martial war in North London.
👀Both Spurs & Arsenal planning to make offers to Manchester United.#AFC #Gooners | #THFC #COYS #MUFC
🔜 https://t.co/FGB5A8DzJX pic.twitter.com/6ZUYt8MNNC
— Ekrem KONUR (@Ekremkonur) September 24, 2021
Should Arsenal lose Alexandre Lacazette this January, a move for another striker could certainly be on the cards, while Tottenham were unsuccessful in their chase for Lautaro Martinez in the summer, suggesting that they are still in the market for a forward.
Would Manchester United even consider strengthening a fellow Premier League side midway through the season though, and would either club offer enough to tempt the Red Devils to cash in on a man that set them back 54 million pounds in 2015.