Main reason why Manchester United won’t sell Martial

Manchester United are refusing to sell Anthony Martial because of a clause on his contract according to The Sun. The Frenchman joined from AS Monaco 4 seasons ago and reports suggest that the Ligue 1 side have a 50% sell-on profit clause.

That means, United will have to give the French side 50% of whatever profit they make from Martial’s sale. The Red Devils are not willing to pay that amount and have decided against selling him.

The former Monaco star has cost £44.5 million so far for the Red Devils and the price is set to rise up to £57.6 million based on the clauses on his contract.

Reports suggest that Martial is not happy at United and wants to leave the club. He wants to play more regularly and is unable to get enough game under Jose Mourinho.

Several clubs tried to sign the Frenchman in the summer but all bids were rebuffed by United. There are a few clubs still interested in the forward and The Sun claim that Chelsea, Tottenham and Inter Milan lead the list.

Martial has played just 60 minutes this season and his lack of consistency in form at United last season cost him a place in France’s World Cup squad. Ed Woodward and the United board are desperate to keep him at the club for as long as possible and have offered him a new deal.

Martial, however, has put contract talks on hold for the time being. He wants assurance over his game time before signing the new long-term deal.

Should things not improve between Martial and Mourinho by December, The Sun reports that United will consider loaning the player out until the end of the season. They will not sell the player at any cost and consider him as a valuable part of the club’s future.


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