Manchester United forward Anthony Martial has been linked with an Old Trafford exit after struggling for form in recent months.
According to German outlet SPORT1, the 25-year-old will be allowed to leave United next summer after becoming “dissatisfied with his situation” under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The report states that: “According to SPORT1 information, the Red Devils would let the Frenchman (market value: 45 million euros) go with an offer of 50 to 55 million euros in the summer.”
It added that, although Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund have had previous interest in Martial and are currently searching for Erling Haaland’s potential successor, the striker’s price tag makes him an unviable option at this moment in time.
The report claimed: “BVB would not spend such a large amount. Martial was already a candidate in Dortmund in 2018. At the moment, however, the trail to Martial is (still) cold.”
Martial appeared to have made a significant step up in his progress during the 2019/20 season when he bagged 23 goals and provided a further 12 assists in 48 appearances for the Old Trafford outfit in all competitions.
However, he was unable to build on that impressive showing last term. Injuries and a lack of form saw the former Monaco ace start just 17 Premier League matches and produce only 16 goal contributions in his 36 outings.
After missing out on France’s squad for Euro 2020, it was hoped that the versatile attacker would return to United refreshed and back firing once again this season, but he has yet to make a positive impression on proceedings so far.
With the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo forcing him further down the pecking order in the red half of Manchester, it may now be time for Solskjaer to close the curtain on Martial’s six-year stay at United.
Speculation continues to mount over Haaland’s potential arrival next summer, and as a result, the club’s hierarchy must ruthlessly axe the £180,000-per-week disaster, making room for the Norwegian best in the first team squad.