PSG Identify Man United Star Who Can Replace Kylian Mbappe

PSG Identify Man United Star Who Can Replace Kylian Mbappe

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:51 PM
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  • PSG are in the market in search of a replacement for Kylian Mbappe who is unsettled at the club
  • It is believed Anthony Martial has been identified for the role, with the Frenchman keen to leave Man United
  • Lyon are also said to have registered interest in the 26-year-old who has seen game time hard to come by at Old Trafford

French giants Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly identified Man United flop, Anthony Martial, as a possible replacement for the unsettled Kylian Mbappe.

Man United star Anthony Martial. Photo: Getty Images.
Barcelona and Juve are among the other European clubs keen on Anthony Martial's services. Photo: Getty Images.
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Martial is understood to be keen to bring his torrid spell at United to an end, with his agent believed to have informed the club's hierarchy the forward is keen to depart as early as January.

It now appears the Frenchman will not fall short of potential suitors, with Daily Mail claiming PSG are already eyeing a potential swoop for the ex-Monaco star as a replacement for Mbappe, who is in the last few months of his contract at the Ligue 1 leaders.

Having failed to live up to his potential at Old Trafford, Martial has seen active game time hard to come by at Old Trafford and does not expect the situation under the tutelage of interim manager Ralf Rangnick.

The 26-year-old has managed just two starts in the Premier League this season, with his only other start in the Champions League coming in their away win against Villareal.

His agent, Philippe Lamboley, has since made it clear he is looking to exit United in the coming weeks and has set his sights on a possible January departure.

'He just needs to play. He doesn't want to stay in January and I will speak to the club soon," Lamboley was quoted saying.

According to French outlet RMC Sport, Lyon are also interested in signing Martial on loan next month.

However, the Ligue 1 side will be wary of competition from Barcelona and Juventus, with both European clubs also said to be keen on a move.

Man United striker agrees to join Barcelona

Earlier, had reported veteran Man United striker Edinson Cavani could be on his way out of the club after reportedly agreeing to join Barcelona.

Cavani's current deal with the Red Devils is set to expire at the end of the ongoing season, having been convinced to stay for another year by former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

However, unlike in his first season at Old Trafford, the former Paris Saint-Germain forward has endured a disappointing campaign this season, with injuries taking a huge toll on his form.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.