Manchester United to sell Maguire, Telles and Martial
Manchester United is reportedly planning to sell Anthony Martial, Harry Maguire and Alex Telles, after unveiling a plan to sign a new long-term striker.
Manchester Evening News reported that the club decided to classify Martial as sellable before his latest injury setback last week. Martial returned from a two-and-a-half week absence to score as a substitute in the League Cup semi-final second-leg win over Nottingham Forest on Wednesday, February 1, however, he withdrew from the squad for the Premier League defeat of Crystal Palace three days later.
Martial, 27, has missed 20 of United’s 34 games this season and he has been absent for a total of 16 weeks through five separate injury lay-offs. The Frenchman is under contract until 2024 and United has the option of an additional year, so the upcoming summer transfer window is a prime time to try and cash in on Martial.
Maguire, on the other hand, has been dropped from the starting lineup since Lisandro Martinez joined the club in the summer window. Alex Telles is currently on loan at Sevilla until the end of the season.
Manchester United’s coach Erik ten Hag has stressed that a new goalscorer is a priority in the close season and it’s been gathered that the club is interested in Tottenham Hotspur talisman Harry Kane and Victor Osimhen of Napoli.
Ten Hag is also an admirer of Benfica’s Goncalo Ramos and Mohammed Kudus.