Anthony Martial wants to leave Manchester United, says agent. United are not willing to sell Martial
Anthony Martial’s agent told French news outlet RMC sport that the French attacker wants to leave Old Trafford, the agent said the “time has come” to move on.
Despite this latest development, United do not want to sell the 22year old and are hoping to extend his deal.
The 22-year old winger lost his starting place after Alexis Sanchez arrived at Old Trafford in January and has been struggling for playing time since then. Martial did not make the France World Cup squad despite scoring 11 goals in 45 appearances last season.
Tottenham Hotspur are reported to be interested in Martial, they are yet to submit an official bid though.
Martial's manager Philippe Lamboley said Martial was "disappointed because he has shown his love for the club and the supporters for three seasons".
"After thinking about all the factors and possibilities, Anthony wants to leave Manchester United," Lamboley told French news outlet RMC Sport. "There are lots of factors, and right now it's too early to talk about them.
"I think that when United, the most powerful club in the world, do not find an agreement after eight months of negotiations then they do not really want to keep such an important player in their squad. That's why this decision has come - it's a well-thought-out decision.
"Everyone will have their opinion but I think he needs to resume his career. The time has come."