Nottingham Forest legend Stan Collymore has told the Reds to make a cheeky bid for Manchester United forward Anthony Martial this summer (Sunday People; Print Edition; page 62).
The Red Devils’ talisman is back at the club following a pretty ordinary loan spell with Sevilla. He scored one goal and claimed one assist from just 12 outings for the La Liga outfit.
Martial could be on his way out of Old Trafford this summer. Erik ten Hag will look to stamp his authority on his squad and the Frenchman could be on his way out.
The 26-year-old has been at United since 2015 and has perhaps failed to fulfil his early promise. In 269 appearances for the club, he’s scored 79 goals and claimed 50 assists.
Collymore thinks the man with 30 caps for France would be a decent signing for Forest; urging his former club to make a loan bid this summer.
The legendary former striker told the Sunday People (Print Edition; page 62): “If my former club can add in a cheeky cheap loan offer to Manchester United for Anthony Martial, then all of a sudden, along with Brennan Johnson, Forest have a fine blend of experience, youth and ambition.”
Forest told to sign Martial but they’ve got absolutely no chance
Forget this one. Forest won’t be signing anyone for the eye-watering sums that Martial will demand this summer. Also, the fact that the Reds are close to announcing Dean Henderson from United means they’re unable to get another loan player from Old Trafford.
Martial’s career is stagnating somewhat. He needs to feel loved and his next move could be a crossroads in his career that offered so much promise from the outset.
He was signed as a wonderkid from Monaco and burst onto the scene with a goal against Liverpool. Since then, he’s faced a battle to pin down a regular place in the team.
The numbers for Martial just wouldn’t be in Forest’s favour. United would clearly ask for a big loan fee, whilst the player earns a staggering £180,000-a-week at Old Trafford.
It’s hard not to love Collymore and his enthusiasm for the club. Still, Forest can forget about signing Martial any time soon.