Manchester United have apparently been told that they’ll have to give up Anthony Martial if they want to land Ivan Perisic this summer, according to Sky Sports Italia, via Football-Italia.net. Apparently, the Serie A club have been in touch with Martial’s camp as they want to sign him immediately.
I don’t blame them for trying to land one of our best players, but everyone knows this move just simply isn’t happening. There is absolutely no way that Manchester United will give up one of the hottest talents in world football for a 28-year-old.
Don’t get me wrong, I’d love for us to sign Perisic because I think he’d give us that extra dimension and some more cutting edge, but Martial is probably already the better player, and he’s seven years younger than the Croatia star.
Jose Mourinho loves experience and proven quality, but even for him, this simply has to be a step too far. Martial had a stunning debut season and alright, he was below-par last term but there is absolutely no reason why he cannot rediscover that form from twelve months ago. He’s started pre-season tour brightly, and in my opinion, the Frenchman seems happy here.