Anthony Martial Claims He Turned Down TWO Huge Offers To Sign For Sevilla
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Anthony Martial has revealed that he turned down moves to Juventus and Barcelona in order to sign for Sevilla last month.
Martial, 26, joined Sevilla from Manchester United on loan until the end of the season during the January transfer window.
And it appears Sevilla beat the likes of Juventus and Barcelona to snap up the French forward.
That's according to Martial who has claimed that he rejected the advances of Juve and Barca.
Both clubs had been in the market for new talent before eventually snapping up Dusan Vlahovic and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang.
Martial opted for Julen Lopetegui 's team, saying it was the best option for him and his family.
"It’s true, Juventus tried to sign me," he said via Football Italia. "They were talking to my agent but I told him that I preferred Sevilla. It was the best option for my family and me.
"Barcelona held talks with my agent as well, but once again, I said that my priority was Sevilla. I didn’t change my mind. I always keep my word when I say something to somebody."
Martial has only played 11 games in all competitions for Man United this season.
He scored just one goal before securing a switch to the La Liga outfit.
Martial made his Sevilla debut last weekend, but failed to make an impression with Lopetegui urging the player to adapt to his new surroundings.
" Of course, Martial must give us much more. He needs to adapt and figure out the dynamics of the team," the 55-year-old explained.
"Obviously, he hasn’t played a lot this year, but I’m confident he will figure out how we play soon."
Sevilla, who occupy second place in La Liga, resume their league campaign on Friday against Elche.
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