Anthony Martial subject to a swap transfer between Atletico Madrid and Man Utd

Mudeet Arora
Martial-Trippier swap transfer could be on the cards in January
Martial-Trippier swap transfer could be on the cards in January / Eric Alonso/GettyImages

Manchester United's French forward Anthony Martial might be in his last month as a Red Devil after his agent confirmed that he wants to leave the club.

The agent further suggested a total of four clubs including Atletico Madrid are interested in the Frenchman.

"Anthony wishes to leave the club in January,” Lamboley told Sky Sports News.

"He just needs to play. He doesn't want to stay in January and I will speak to the club soon."

A departure now seems imminent, and the Mirror has identified Newcastle United, BarcelonaArsenal and Paris Saint-Germain as the four clubs that could sign him.

Furthermore, Eurosport claim Atletico have been given encouragement that Martial will be available in January and the Spanish club are expected to discuss the matter with United later this month.

Below are the major points from the report:

Atletico Madrid will offer Manchester United a chance for a swap transfer deal for any of their players including Trippier.

FC Barcelona would need to sell some players in order to fund a transfer for Martial.

Arsenal could swoop in for Martial following the uncertainty of the futures of players like Aubameyang and Lacazette.

PSG could also be interested in Martial with the club set to lose out on Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid next summer.

Martial had shown glimpses of brilliance at Manchester United in his initial years after falling off the podium miserably in the last few years.

The Frenchman, gifted with exceptional finishing skills, often lacks in every other important area of the game, including his work-rate, attitude on the pitch and willingness to press the opponent.

It will be interesting to see where he ends up in the next few months.