Anthony Martial wants to leave Manchester United, confirmed his agent, as Juventus prepare another bid for the winger. “The rapport with the Coach will be crucial.”
He was signed from Monaco in 2015 for €60m, but struggled for regular playing time, nonetheless this season bagging 11 goals and nine assists in 45 competitive appearances.
“After reflecting carefully on all the possibilities and all the parameters, Anthony has decided he wants to leave Manchester United,” agent Philippe Lamboley told RMC Sport.
“There are many reasons, for the moment it’s too early to say. Anthony will explain in more detail later on.
“Manchester United wanted to offer Anthony a contract extension and don’t want him to leave, but we haven’t been able to reach an agreement after several months of talks.
“If Manchester United, the most powerful club in the world, can’t reach an agreement after eight months of negotiations, it means they don’t really consider him to be an important player.
“It’s a decision we have considered carefully. At the same time, it’s clear he is under contract, so Manchester United have the last word and we’ll respect the decision of the club.
“We simply don’t share their view of Anthony’s future. He is disappointed, because he has shown love for the club and supporters over the last three years. I can tell you that without the unconditional love of the supporters, Anthony would’ve asked to leave Manchester United sooner.
“I think he must resume the natural progress of his career elsewhere. The time has come.”
The representative was asked if there were any specific foreign clubs or leagues he was leaning towards.
“I can’t say anything at the moment, but clearly, from the moment a player like Anthony is on the market, many clubs are interested. All I can say is that many Coaches appreciate his talents and many clubs are proposing their projects to Anthony.
“The league isn’t the most important issue. Anthony simply wants to play, rediscover the pleasure of football and the rapport with the Coach will be crucial.”