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Martial: Juve, Barca wanted to sign me in January

Manchester United’s forward, Anthony Martial, has revealed that both Juventus and Barcelona were in the mix to sign him during the January transfer window.

The 26-year-old struggled for regular action at Old Trafford in the first half of the 2021-22 campaign and joined Sevilla on loan in the latter stages of the winter market.

Martial has said that Juventus and Barcelona both made contact with his agent over a mid-season move, but the France international was only interested in making the move to Estadio Ramon.

"It's true. Juventus tried to sign me. I was talking to my agent and told him I preferred to go to Sevilla. It was the best option for me and my family. FC Barcelona talked to my agent, but as I said, I spoke with my agent and told him: "My priority is Sevilla." And when I say something to someone, I don't change it. I keep my word," Martial told Diario de Sevilla.

"I have less salary, but I also know that paying my salary is an effort for the club. So we've both made an effort, but I know this effort will be good for both parties.

"At the moment, we are only here for four months. I have a contract with Manchester United (until 2024), but as I said before, in football, you never know."

Martial made his Sevilla debut against Osasuna on February 5, playing 77 minutes of their goalless draw in Spain's top flight.

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