Gary Neville has claimed that time has come for rumoured Tottenham target Anthony Martial to leave Manchester United.
Tottenham are reportedly long-term admirers of Martial and it was reported in the summer that the North London club were keen on securing his services.
However, the 26-year-old ended up staying at Old Trafford and he has found game time hard to come by after United’s acquisition of Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo, with the forward staring just one match in the Premier League so far this season.
Ekrem Konnur has claimed that Spurs and Arsenal were both readying offers for the attacker ahead of the January window.
Martial’s agent Philippe Lamboley made it clear last week that the former Monaco man wants to leave in January and confirmed that he will open talks with the Red Devils hierarchy on his client’s future soon (Sky Sports).
Neville believes that the time has come for his former club to cash in on the forward as he is not going to break into United’s starting lineup any time soon.
The pundit told Sky Sports: “I think that now the time has come (for Martial to leave).
“I think Manchester United have always been wary of getting burned, of him leaving for £25m and then going on to become a £100m player because he is a special talent.
“I just don’t think he’ll ever work at Old Trafford to the extent they’ve got Rashford, Greenwood, Ronaldo, Cavani, other players as well.
“I just think now is the time for him to leave and go and play regular football so I think it’s the right time.”
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Martial’s talent has never been in question and in many respects, he will be perfect for Conte’s system due to his ability to play across the front three or as part of a two-man strike partnership.
However, my concerns around the Frenchman are due to his reported attitude problems, especially given how demanding Antoni Conte can be with his players.
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