Martial had a sensational debut campaign at Old Trafford, and has made a similarly bright start to the ongoing season, despite not being a guaranteed starter.
The 21-year-old has shared the left winger role with Marcus Rashford, but boss Jose Mourinho evidently prefers the English youngster over the French forward.
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Martial has, therefore, been linked with an exit from the Theatre of Dreams. The Portuguese tactician, however, is not planning to sell the forward to just any club.
In fact, he favours engaging in a swap deal with Barcelona, so as to rope in Croatian playmaker Ivan Rakitic. Furthermore, he is convinced that the Catalans will take the bait.
The Red Devils’ boss initially had his eyes on Sergi Roberto.
However, it seems that the ex-Real Madrid boss is now interested in signing the Croatian more. Mourinho has been looking for an experienced playmaker, and therefore, he believes Rakitic would be a good addition to his squad.
Furthermore, the attacking midfielder possesses world-class dynamism and tactical awareness, and Jose intends to implement the player’s ability in United’s midfield, alongside Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic.
Meanwhile, Barcelona are very likely to accept this offer as well, as Anthony Martial could perfectly fit into their attacking lineup alongside Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, especially during the absence of injured Frenchman Ousmane Dembele.
Written by Hritwik NE
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