Anthony Martial Officially Joins Sevilla FC

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Signed, sealed and delivered- Anthony Martial has joined Sevilla FC on a six month loan, after having played the previous six and a half years at Manchester United. Welcome to the January transfer window, Old Trafford; better late than never.

The French forward’s move to Andalusia is one we’ve covered extensively, on numerous previous occasions already. You can read about it here, here and here. All the official statements have been posted.

The deal comes with no option to make the move permanent and no loan fee, as Sevilla will be covering Martial’s salary after the forward agreed to take a wage cut.

The United official club statement reads:

“The 26-year-old featured as recently as Saturday’s 1-0 win over West Ham United, when he was a late substitute and involved in the move which led to Marcus Rashford’s injury-time winner.

“Martial has been open about his desire to seek more regular first-team football, and will now hope to find that with the Rojiblancos, who currently lie second in La Liga.”

Anthony Martial has wanted out of United for quite some time, as his own agent expressed his client’s desire to leave a couple months ago. Juventus were said to be interested in acquiring the 26-year-old Monaco man as well.

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