Sevilla ‘will NOT sign Anthony Martial permanently even if he wins EuroMillions’… as the Man United outcast looks set to return to Old Trafford this summer despite a strong start to life on loan in Spain
- Anthony Martial left Manchester United to join Sevilla on loan in January
- He started well in Spain, before suffering an injury setback last month
- Sevilla would have decided not to sign Martial definitively
Sevilla won’t be looking to extend Anthony Martial’s stay at the club beyond this summer, according to reports.
The striker joined Sevilla on loan from Manchester United in January after falling down the pecking order at Old Trafford in the first part of the season.
He made a good start to life in Spain, scoring in the Europa League against Dinamo Zagreb last month.
Anthony Martial scored his first goal for Sevilla against Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League
He started well in Spain after Ralf Rangnick allowed him to leave Man United in January
However, after just four appearances, he suffered an injury setback which saw him sit out the team’s final three matches.
Despite his limited playing time so far, Sevilla already appear to have made a decision on the striker’s future at the club.
‘Sevilla won’t buy Martial even if he wins EuroMillions,’ source says Soccer Transfers.
“They are happy with him but they won’t sign him permanently.
“Any other deal is not in their plans at all – just these six months to help them challenge Real Madrid for the title.”
Sevilla have reportedly decided against looking to sign Martial permanently this summer
Sevilla currently find themselves five points behind Real Madrid in the title race, despite Carlo Ancelotti’s side having one game less.
It is understood that Martial’s salary would be an issue for Sevilla in the long term, and that appears to have played a part in their decision.
The Spanish side are currently paying the Frenchman’s full salary and couldn’t continue to do so unless they sell some of their star players.
Martial now looks set to return to Manchester at the end of the season, with his contract at United running until 2024.