According To Fabrizio Romano Erik Ten Hag Is Prepared To Sell Martial.
Erik ten Hag has reportedly given Anthony Martial the green light to leave the club in the final days of the transfer market with renewed interest from Saudi Arabia. According to the Mirror, West Ham are said to be keen on Martial but they would be unable to match any offer made from the Middle East. It’s suggested that a move to Al Hilal is off the table after Aleksander Mitrovic’s £46million move, but other Saudi clubs are interested in Martial.
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has run out of patience with Anthony Martial and will look to cash in on the striker this summer.
The Frenchman’s reaction to being substituted in Saturday’s victory at Bournemouth irked his manager and could help put pay to his spell at Old Trafford. Martial went straight down the tunnel at the Vitality Stadium after being substituted off for Wout Weghorst just before the hour mark.
Martial was handed a start with Marcus Rashford out injured and had been aiming to score in back-to-back Premier League matches for the first time in three years, having found the net against Wolves the previous week.
However, this was another underwhelming display from Martial, who has returned just eight goals across 27 appearances in a season disrupted by fitness issues and a long-term absence of top form.
Ten Hag has often been publicly supportive of Martial, outlining how he improves United’s attack and suits his system. However, this is made amid a lack of attacking options in the squad with Weghorst, who is just a loanee, the only other recognised senior striker who plays through the middle.
Last month, Ten Hag then outlined three key ways in which Martial’s return from injury would benefit his side: “When he’s on the pitch he will score, he will link up, he will do a good job in the press, he is really important for us. When he’s fit he is massive for us.”