Manchester United ‘to sell Anthony Martial for £20m’ and Eric Bailly will be available for £8.5m

Manchester United are ‘willing to sell Anthony Martial for £20m this summer’ as they try and generate interest in the unwanted French forward… with Erik ten Hag ‘also happy to let Eric Bailly walk away for just £8.5m’ as he tries to clear out the dead wood at Old Trafford

New Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is willing to part with both Anthony Martial and Eric Bailly this summer to raise funds for his much anticipated squad overhaul.   

Bailly, who joined for £30million from Villarreal in 2016, will cost around £8.5m, whilst Anthony Martial has an asking price of £20m, according to the Sun, despite joining for an initial £36m with performance based add-ons in 2016.

Although Martial showed promise in periods of his seven-year stay at United, neither player is deemed to be part of ten Hag’s plans for the future.

Manchester United attempt to raise interest in Anthony Martial with a £20million price tag

United are set to take £37.5m loss on the pair

United are set to take £37.5m loss on the pair

With both players perhaps a victim of United’s frantic attempts to return to the top after Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, neither has really lived up to the fees that they were bought for. 

Bailly has suffered with injuries during his United career, and has missed 95 games during his six seasons at the club. As a result he has struggled to solidify his status in the side and has subsequently fallen down the picking order. 

Martial in particular has been a disappointment for Red Devils’ fans, who will have had high expectations for a player that had a Ballon d’Or winning bonus woven into his transfer deal. 

Despite scoring a fantastic solo goal on his debut, against none other than arch-nemesis Liverpool, and 23 goals in all competitions in 2019/20, the Frenchman’s time at Old Trafford has fizzled out to a disappointing loan spell at Sevilla last season. 

Erik ten Hag is willing to part with Eric Bailly and Martial for cut-price fees to generate funds

Erik ten Hag is willing to part with Eric Bailly and Martial for cut-price fees to generate funds

However, the Premier League giants may struggle to part with Martial as a result of his mammoth £240,000 per-week wages at Old Trafford, and they will likely be consigned to paying at least some of his wages should he leave the club.  

And with ten Hag having already identified five players that he wants the club to bring in, even a club with the financial might of United will need to raise funds through player sales. 

The Dutch manager has identified Frenkie de Jong, Christian Eriksen, Ajax duo Antony and Jurrien Timber, and a back-up keeper, as the signings he wants this summer, with de Jong deemed a No 1 priority. 

Bailly has been injured for 528 days in six years

Martial managed only one goal in 12 for Sevilla

Bailly was injured for a total of 528 days in six years, while Martial failed to impress at Sevilla

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