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Real Madrid most likely destination for exit-bound Martial

| 04.12.2016

He may have bagged a brace in the week for Manchester United against West Ham, but reports linking Anthony Martial with a move away from Old Trafford are beginning to intensify.

And it’s now being reported that Barcelona and Real Madrid have thrown their names into the mix.

The forward is yet to find his feet under new United boss Jose Mourinho, and has been forced to play out wide, despite arriving in 2015 as an out-and-out striker.

It’s thought United won’t accept anything less than £60m for Martial, who scored 17 goals in all competitions in his debut season with the Red Devils.

And our traders now make it just 11/4 for the France international to leave the club next summer, while a January move is less likely at 9/2.

PSG had been linked with the 20-year-old last week, but they now face stiff competition from two of the biggest clubs in world football for Martial’s signature.

While it’s just 7/4 for Real Madrid to be his next destination, that would mean a deal wouldn’t go through until 2018, as Los Blancos are currently under a transfer embargo.

That means there may be some value in the 5/1 for Barcelona to snap up the former Monaco man, especially with Mourinho reportedly interested in Neymar.

While United would have to break the bank to secure the Brazilians services, the option of sending Martial the other way in a cash + player deal could be too good to refuse for Barcelona.

What do supporters think? Would Mourinho be wrong to let Martial leave? And if he did go, where could you see him plying his trade next?

Have your say in the comments section below!

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Alex Apati

Alex has been with the Ladbrokes PR team since 2017 having previously worked for the news department. From sparring with Peter Fury to talking interviews on the Duke and Duchess' baby names, he's covered a range of sports and novelty events.

A frustrated West Brom fan who is no stranger to an oche, Alex is originally from Dudley, although he's worked hard to rid himself of the Black Country twang.