In an exclusive by French outlet Le 10 Sport, West Ham could be at the centre of a sensational January transfer story involving themselves, Dimitri Payet, Anthony Martial and Manchester United.
Anthony Martial hasn’t really found his feet under Jose Mourinho and as we discussed last week, the Man United boss is said to be a big fan of Dimtri Payet.
That’s led to Le 10 Sport putting their name to an exclusive that says West Ham United are eager to swap the players in January.
It’s an audacious ploy by West Ham, especially as we’re only 18 months removed from Martial’s big money move to the Old Trafford side.
If Mourinho is serious about bringing Payet to Manchester, this could be what it takes to get the deal done.
Dimitri Payet has been a talisman for West Ham over the last 18 months but his move away from the club may be inevitable with the likes of Man United looking in.
A move for Martial could prove to be the best case scenario with likely a big fee required to replace the creativity Payet brings.
How have they both been performing this season? Payet has contributed five assists and three goals for the Hammers so far while Martial has the reverse, five goals and three assists!
Like for like then, but Payet is doing it in a less talented side and Martial is struggling to become a prominent part of Mourinho’s Man United XI.
At just 21, Martial has plenty of potential to develop further but whether he wants to switch Old Trafford for the London Stadium remains to be seen.