Real Madrid and Barcelona fight for Manchester United star

Real Madrid and Barcelona fight for Manchester United star


El Clásico saw both Spanish teams giants in the pitch fighting to get the three points against the big rivals. Sergio Ramos scored a header in the last minute to bring sadness to Blaugranas. However, both teams also fight outside the stadiums, trying to sign the best players in the world.

Some time ago, we wrote about the interest of Real Madrid and FC Barcelona for the young Portuguese winger Gelson Martins. Now, according to The Sun, both clubs are interested in signing Manchester United star Anthony Martial, who is not very happy with the Red Devils.

Anthony Martial arrived from Monaco in the last days of the summer transfer market in 2016 after paying a high transfer fee of €50M. In these two seasons, the French player has only scored 12 goals in the Premier League in 40 appearances. The 21-year-old striker is not having Mourinho’s confidence and he’s only scored one goals this season in the league, starting only 6 games.

This lack of confidence could be one of the reasons why Martial could leave Manchester United. According to the British press, Real Madrid and Barcelona have spotted the opportunity to sign the youngster. The Red Devils would prefer to sell the player to Real Madrid because James Rodríguez could be included in the operation, with the Colombian midfielder already forgotten by Zizou after not playing El Clásico.

The Sun informs that Martial could be sold for £60M, so it would be a profitable operation for the Red Devils. Real Madrid have currently Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Álvaro Morata and Mariano Díaz in the attacking line. It would be quite unlikely that Los Blancos will decide a move in the market. However, Real Madrid policy is to sign good young players and Martial has great skills. Besides, Zizou knows him very well as he always keeps a close eye to the French League.