West Ham interested in Manchester United’s failed SUPER signing

Manchester United's Anthony Martial (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Manchester United's Anthony Martial (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images) /

West Ham United are in an awkward position. After their great season last time out, they will play in the Europa League this season. While this is a great position for David Moyes to be in, he doesn’t have  a squad with enough quality to be taken seriously in this competition.

After losing Declan Rice and potentially Lucas Paqueta next, there is a need to bring in some fresh young players with their eyes on steering West Ham United back on the right track. Under David Moyes, they would be certain their development is in the right hands.

There is one player in the Premier League who shares the same aim as West Ham, so the two parties could align rather well. The player I’m talking about is Anthony Martial, who was made the most expensive teenager when he originally signed for Manchester United. Since then, he’s not lived up to his potential and it’s not only because of mistreatment by managers but also his loss of love for the club.

West Ham United interested in signing Anthony Martial

According to a report from The Mirror, West Ham are interested in signing Anthony Martial from Manchester United. However, it is unlikely they will be able to compete with clubs from Saudi Arabia financially, who are also interested in signing the 27-year-old.

Martial is certainly a great player and going by the usual cliche, ageing at 27 he should be entering the prime stages of his career. If his trajectory had gone to plan, nobody would have predicted him to be playing at West Ham at this stage in his career, but it would be a wise move for him.

Playing in the Premier League and Europa League is a much better choice for Martial than playing in the Saudi Pro League. Despite the financial incentives, let’s not beat around the bush – it’s a league for the hopeless and retiring players. If Martial were to play in Saudi at 27 years old, it would be a loss for football. If he were to play at West Ham, he could still reach his best.