The Premier League, having closed its transfer window, is bound to cause several supporters to think that transfer action is off the table entirely.
This isn’t the case, as the European window will remain open till the end of August, and other giants are still keen on bolstering their rosters with fresh and capable talent.
As of such, while English clubs are likely to not sell as they are unable to sign replacements till the winter window, this arrangement doesn’t entirely rule out the possibility of transfers occurring.
Players who are unhappy, in particular, may still find themselves at the heart of speculation, and one such talent is Anthony Martial. The Frenchman, who was slated for departure for much of the summer, remained a part of the roster for the opening weeks of Manchester United’s campaign.
During their first away game at Brighton earlier this week, Martial was given the start courtesy of Alexis Sanchez picking up a late injury. Unfortunately, his uninspiring performance mimicked that of the rest of the team, and an embarrassing 3-2 defeat was on the cards.
The youngster’s performance led to a fresh bout of links with European giants. However, a major update has now been provided.
As per The Sun, Martial is willing to stay on at Old Trafford and fight for his place, keen on impressing Jose Mourinho. The report states that United deciding not to sell him in the summer has played a vital role in Martial choosing to remain at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils insistence at holding on to the 22-year-old stems from his sheer potential, and was aided by the fact that nearly all of his suitors were Premier League title competitors.
It will be a long road for Martial, particularly since Mourinho is clearly not a fan, and the rest of the star-power doesn’t aid his case either. For now, however, his supporters can breathe easy.