Manchester United are in serious danger of losing Anthony Martial in the next transfer window.
The French forward has yet to receive assurances that he will be given more starting time under Jose Mourinho – and, according to the Times, that sense of uncertainty has led to Martial seriously contemplating a potential move to Juventus in the summer.
The Serie A side have reportedly made the former Monaco man their top target this summer (which itself could have repercussions for Douglas Costa’s future in Italy), and the strength of their interest seems to appeal to the player.
Martial’s current contract situation at Old Trafford is up in the air, with talk on hold until Mounrinho promises him more starts. His current deal expires in the summer of 2019 (with an option to extend by a further twelve months), but Martial is deeply frustrated that he has started in only 16 of Man United’s Premier League matches this season – and, more worryingly for the youngster, only twice since January.
The arrival of Alexis Sanchez in the winter transfer window was also a huge disruption to Martial’s season, forcing the forward into either an unfamiliar role on the right or, more often than not, on the bench.
Interestingly, the report also claims that the 22-year-old was keen on speaking to Arsenal in January over potentially moving to the Emirates in a swap deal for Sanchez, a role that was ultimately filled by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Should Martial become available in the summer, Juventus are unlikely to be the only club vying for his services. Bayern Munich are also thought to be interested, while PSG would likely enter the bidding also.