Since becoming the most expensive teenager in football when he joined United from AS Monaco in 2015 for a transfer fee reportedly £36 million with the potential of rising to £58 million, the French forward has shown glimpses of a player flourishing into a legitimate threat in front of goal.
Yet, inconsistent playing time under manager Jose Mourinho appears to be the driving force behind Martial's unrest, with the 22-year eager to leave Manchester United this summer, reports Mohamed Bouhafsi of RMC Sport.
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It's understood that Martial notified United officials of his preference to leave after rejecting a five-year extension.
His playing time has been drastically reduced since January when Alexis Sanchez joined United from rival Arsenal. The Manchester derby marked the second consecutive match in which he was an unused substitute, as Martial has only managed four starts in 10 matches in all competitions since Sanchez was added Jan. 22.
Martial has an option in his contract, which runs until 2019, but the French forward wants to close the curtain on his United career when the 2017-18 campaign ends.
News of Martial's discontent is expected to attract significant bids from several European clubs, such as Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, and Atletico Madrid, according to Miguel Delaney of the Independent.
Delaney adds that United allegedly told Juventus that Martial will cost as much as £60 million.
Meanwhile, Tottenham's reported interest isn't expected to produce a bid considering United is reportedly unwilling to sell Martial to a Premier League rival.