French striker Anthony Martial’s future seems to be moving away from Manchester United and the player’s agents are exploring alternatives. Only ten games have been played in the current season and a strained relationship with coach Ralph Rangnick, who publicly disclosed the player’s desire to leave the club. However, according to the newspaper “The Guardian”, for Marshall to leave, one condition is non-negotiable: Manchester United must pay half of his salary.
Even though he is not currently a player of fundamental importance to the team, Marshall still has the highest salary in the team, which makes it difficult for him to move to other clubs. The 26-year-old Frenchman was close to a deal with Sevilla, but the Spaniards found it difficult to pay his salary and sought the option of sharing with Manchester United, which did not materialise.
With Sevilla out of contention, the prospect of Martial remains in the Premier League, where clubs are usually able to pay higher salaries. According to the UK press, Tottenham and Newcastle appeared as possible destinations for the athlete. However, both clubs made the same offer to United: a pay split.
The last club to speak to the British about the acquisition of the player was Barcelona, who wanted an offensive option since the forced retirement of Sergio Aguero due to a heart problem. However, even if Manchester United agrees to split Marshall’s salary, Barcelona will reach their financial limit on the salary sheet.
With the arrival of manager Ralph Rangnick, who had been selected to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by the end of the year, Marshall was expected to get more opportunities at Manchester United, which did not end there. Since the new manager’s arrival in early December, the player has played just one match, when he entered the final minutes of the Premier League’s win over Arsenal.