Sevilla’s offer to Manchester United for the potential loan of Anthony Martial has been rejected, with the English club unwilling to continue paying part of the French forward’s salary.
Martial currently earns around eight million euros net per season and Sevilla had offered to pay half of his wages over the remaining months of 2021/22. But, Manchester United want all the 26-year-old’s salary to be covered if he is to go out on loan, while they would also want a small fee paid for the loan itself.
Sevilla‘s sporting director Monchi recently included a similar fee in the loan of Luuk de Jong to Barcelona, although there was an option to buy in that deal. With Martial, such an option is also off the table.
The argument made by Sevilla is that some good performances from Martial during the second half of the 2021/22 LaLiga Santander season could boost his value in time for a permanent sale in the summer, with the Frenchman’s contract at Old Trafford running until 2024. But, Manchester United have rejected the Spanish side’s opening offer.
Sevilla are still keen to strengthen Julen Lopetegui‘s squad where possible, so they must now decide if they should keep pursuing the Martial option or if they should look elsewhere.