Chelsea fans urge club to sign Anthony Martial after FA Cup final cameo

Manchester United winger Anthony Martial, who earns £65,000-a-week according to The Telegraph, was once again left out of the starting XI for the FA Cup final clash against Chelsea on Saturday despite Romelu Lukaku only being fit enough for a spot on the substitutes’ bench, and Blues fans have urged their club to sign the winger this summer – especially if they appoint Leonardo Jardim as their new manager.

The France international has endured a miserable few months following the arrival of Alexis Sanchez during the January transfer window and then missing out on a place in his country’s 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia, and he was only given 17 minutes to make an impact at Wembley by Jose Mourinho.

Meanwhile, the trophy for Antonio Conte may not be enough to keep him in a job given their fifth-place finish in the Premier League and Jardim, who worked with Martial when he was with Monaco, is one of the frontrunners to replace the Italian.

Chelsea supporters, who hailed a 6ft 4in tall star on Twitter after the FA Cup triumph, were quick to have their say on Martial via social media, and while one said he “would be very good under Jardim”, another said “@ChelseaFC must do everything in their power to sign #Martial!”

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…