Anthony Martial continues to be linked with a move away from Manchester United this summer, and the latest club to join the race for his services is Turkish side Besiktas. Reports claim that the club wants to sign the Red Devils’ forward on loan for the upcoming season.
The former Monaco man endured a mixed campaign under manager Jose Mourinho last season, and since then, has been linked with a move away all summer.
But Martial himself came out and talked about his intentions, and clearly stated that he is happy at Old Trafford, and wants to continue playing there for a long time.
Reports claim that the 21-year-old is eager for more first-team football, and it has been said he may be allowed to leave on loan. With the expected arrival of Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, the competition is set to increase, and Martial will have to fight for a regular place in the side.
It was said that Italian clubs Roma and Inter were interested in Martial, with French side Lyon also believed to be on the lookout. But according to Milliyet (via talkSPORT), Besiktas are now keen to win the race to sign the talented youngster on loan.
The Turkish giants are said to be tracking the forward, and are ready to swoop if given the green light to by Jose Mourinho. They are confident they could land the Frenchman by offering him regular first-team football, and also the chance to play in the Champions League.
The forward scored during United’s opening match against Los Angeles Galaxy in the pre-season tour, and looks set to give a positive response to Mourinho and earn his trust.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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