According to reports, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) might make an unexpected trade for Anthony Martial, a striker. The Frenchman is thought to have long-standing admirers at the Ligue 1 champions, who may make a bid in January.
If Martial decides to join PSG, Manchester United may try to get Nordi Mukiele as a swap for the striker. This is according to an Express story. According to the source, PSG is willing to give Martial an opportunity despite his difficulties at Old Trafford in an effort to include more domestic players in the starting lineup. The Red Devils presently consider the 27-year-old their backup after spending £72 million to acquire Rasmus Hojlund in the summer.
In 2015, Martial signed a £36 million upfront contract to join Manchester United, marking the biggest transfer cost ever for a teenager at the time. His transfer cost may have increased to £57.6 million including add-ons, indicating how highly valued he was.
Over the years, though, Martial has fallen short of the expectations placed on him at Old Trafford. During his tenure at the club, he has battled with consistency and fitness. In his 313 Red Devils appearances to date, the Frenchman has 89 goals and 54 assists. In 15 games this season, he has only managed one goal and one assist.
Although PSG is reportedly interested in the French talent, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan may present competition. According to reports, Erik ten Hag is eager to send Martial to PSG and is looking to trade him for Nordi Mukiele.
Despite being heavily connected to the France international during the summer, the Red Devils were unable to sign the defender. In the summer of 2022, PSG acquired Mukiele from Red Bull Leipzig; nevertheless, the 26-year-old has had difficulty playing time at the Parc des Princes.
This season, he has only made two starts in Ligue 1, playing 205 minutes in the top division overall. The Manchester United prospect is an excellent choice for the Red Devils since he can play all through the back four.