Paris Saint-Germain have made contact with Anthony Martial over a potential transfer, according to L'Equipe.
PSG are set to lose their marquee man Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the summer, after he announced on social media that today’s fixture against Nantes would be his last, saying “I came like a king, and left like a legend”.
My last game tomorrow at Parc des Princes. I came like a king, left like a legend pic.twitter.com/OpLL3wzKh0— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) May 13, 2016
Zlatan has spent four years with the French giants, winning the French title in each year as the Paris based club dominated French football, picking up three Coupe de la ligue trophies and one Coup de France title to add to his impressive collection.
But Zlatan has called time on his adventures in Paris, after having written his name into the folklore of the club.
And now, Manchester United’s wonder kid Anthony Martial is apparently being sounded out as a potential replacement, with French football daily L’Equipe claiming that PSG have established contact with the French international.
Martial has taken the Premier League by storm since arriving from Monaco last summer for a fee that is rumoured to possibly reach as high as £50 million.
Despite being branded as a waste of money by many media outlets, Martial has been a shining light in a lukewarm Manchester United side, one that has stood out only for the turgid style of play the club have played under Dutchman Louis van Gaal.
Martial has made 30 appearances this season for the Red Devils, scoring 11 goals, and marked his debut in the best possible fashion, scoring a stunning individual goal, skipping two men before slotting home the winner against arch-rivals Liverpool.
Since then, the French forward has gone from strength to strength, and most recently he grabbed a brace in United’s 3-2 defeat at West Ham United.
Martial is one of a number of names under consideration as PSG look to replace their superstar with another money spinner, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Alexis Sanchez, Eden Hazard and Antoinne Griezmann all thought to under consideration.
With Manchester United set to miss out on the Champions League this season, the prospect of playing for the French champions could well be an appealing one for Martial, although United will likely put a fierce resistance to keep their starlet at Old Trafford.
Martial has been named in France's Euro 2016 squad, and is tipped to play a key role as Les Bleus seek to win the trophy on home soil.