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Top target: Manchester Utd now eyeing “incredible” player to replace Martial in £80m+ swoop – report.



Manchester United is reportedly interested in a “incredible” player to replace Anthony Martial for more than £80 million.According to a report, Manchester United are purportedly arranging a blockbuster replacement for Anthony Martial following the announcement that the Frenchman will be leaving Old Trafford.Anthony Martial’s tenure with Manchester United has concluded.


The Athletic has verified that Manchester United have no intention of exercising Martial’s contractual 12-month extension option after eight years with the club; he is now anticipated to depart the Red Devils in 2024.


The Daily Mail reports that the former AS Monaco player could be released from contract as early as January. It has been reported that John Murtough, the football director of Manchester United, visited Saudi Arabia earlier this month to meet with Saudi Pro League representatives in an effort to transfer a number of players in the new year.


An individual identified by the outlet as being available for purchase is Martial. Casemiro, Raphael Varane, and Jadon Sancho are also regarded as sellable assets, which could potentially avert the club’s ire with the Profit and Sustainability regulatory body of the Premier League.Following his acquisition at Old Trafford, Martial, age 28, has amassed 317 appearances for the Red Devils, during which time he has recorded 90 goals and 55 assists. However, his tenure at the club has been marred by inconsistent play and injury issues, as demonstrated by the fact that he has scored a mere 12 goals in his last 25 appearances for Manchester United, including his brief loan stint at La Liga club Sevilla.


At this time, it appears that the Premier League heavyweights have identified a possible successor to the veteran forward, as Erik Ten Hag continues to shape his squad.


The pursuit of Nico Williams by Manchester United

Madrid-based news sources claim that Manchester United are considering acquiring Nico Williams, an attacker for Athletic Club, for an estimated sum of €100 million (£86 million).


The report suggests that the Red Devils have elevated the Spain international to the status of a target for replacement at Martial. While a mid-season transfer is not being considered, a summer transfer is being considered.