Anthony Martial (25 years old), Manchester United striker, is an alternative to reinforce the forward in case Plan A fails, which is none other than trying to sign Ferran torres (21 years old), tip of Manchester City. The Frenchman from United is a striker who has been well-reported at the Camp Nou for several seasons due to his quality, his versatility (he can play at both ends and along the axis of the attack) and for his scoring ability. In this sense, as explained by the newspaper Ara, the FC Barcelona emissaries who traveled to Manchester last Thursday, Mateu alemany (Soccer Director) and Ferran Reverter (Club CEO), were also interested in the situation of Martial.
The Frenchman is not regularly playing as a starter at United, where he has the competition of Cristiano, Rashford, Cavani and Greenwood, among others. His numbers this season are discreet for now, just 9 games played (only one complete) in which he has only been able to score one goal. That little prominence at Old Trafford left him out of the last list of the French team and, in the year of the World Cup, that would be a compelling reason to force an exit, at least as a loan until summer. He has a contract with United until 2024 and the question is whether the new team coach has him, Ralf rangnick.
In the case of Ferran torres, is a clear objective of Xavi, as MD already pointed out on November 11, as is also Dani Olmo, Red Bull Leipzig forward. Ferran he is so clear that he wants to go to Barça that even, as this newspaper explained, he has asked him to go out to Pep Guardiola to stop at the Camp Nou. The coach did not refuse if there is an agreement between clubs. The problem is that Barça sees it difficult to sign him without putting a player in the operation, but that happens because City wants a Barcelona footballer.