Even Manchester United cannot keep up their lavish spending without selling stars, hence reports of outgoings surfacing in a bid to make a near-£90m offer for Antoine Griezmann viable.
Indeed, the Independent have revealed that to fund a mega offer for the Frenchman, the Red Devils are willing to sell some of their current players, with Wayne Rooney, Marouane Fellaini and Anthony Martial mentioned.
There will be few arguing that the former two should be kept long-term, but the latter is considered to be among the best young talents in European football and enjoyed a decent debut campaign at Old Trafford in 2015/16, netting a memorable first goal for the club at home to arch-rivals Liverpool.
Alas, the change from Louis van Gaal to Jose Mourinho has hit the forward hard, with the Portuguese boss routinely overlooking him when selecting his starting XI, which has irked large sections of the Manchester giants’ support.
We all know that ‘Mou’ often gets his own way, so if he wants rid of Martial this summer, that’s what will happen. But 85% of fans who responded to our ‘should Man United sell Martial?’ question earlier this week think doing so would be a mistake…
The 21-year-old can blow hot and cold, but he has raw talent, pace and a clinical edge so few young players possess – so offloading him early could well come back to bite Jose on the bottom.