On the back of a seven goals so far this Premier League season, Manchester United has reportedly triggered a club option in Anthony Martial‘s contract.
The report from the BBC states that Martial’s contract now runs through the end of the 2020 season, as his value rises based on recent impressive performances. The French winger, who missed out on the 2018 World Cup, scored five goals in five games during October and early November, and if the option wasn’t triggered, Martial could have signed a pre-contract agreement with another club. Multiple reports in France and England state that Martial and Man United are currently in contract negotiations over extending him into the long term.
Man United paid $57.8 million in 2015 from Monaco to sign Martial, but his time in Manchester has been filled with plenty of ups and downs. He’s scored 44 goals in four seasons at Man United, but he’s never truly lived up to the price tag. Perhaps his recent form can give him a boost into the future, or it can bring Man United a decent pay off if Mourinho chooses to sell him this summer.