I mentioned in the Dortmund thread that I would love to swap him with Haaland. But with Martial's temperament, I really can't see him wanting to go to Germany which, incidentally, I feel has a fairly similar style of play to our league (but mostly because of the culture clash). No, I reckon he would be happier in France (obviously), Italy or Spain.Which team do you think would be interested? And what player from that team would suit.
It’s an interesting idea. His wages and form make the idea of getting a reasonable transfer fee basically impossible.
For France, only PSG is an option, really. I think he would probably see a team like Lyon or Marseille as too much of a downgrade. So, who could we look at from PSG? Just Marquinhos and Verratti, in my opinion. Di Maria is getting on so PSG might be looking to replace him. Then again, Martial would have to accept being a backup option.
Over in Italy, you have Inter, Milan, Juve and then maybe Napoli or Roma. If Inter sell Lautaro to Barca, I reckon they would be interested. We could go for Hakimi or Skriniar. Milan isn't as likely a destination in my opinion. Though they have 2 ageing forwards in Zlatan and Mandzukic, they've got Rebic and a couple of youngsters like Leao and Maldini. If both Zlatan and Mandzukic leave, then it might be possible, in which case, only Donnarumma (should DDG be sold and Ole want Deano as a no.2) and Tonali (Pirlo v.2.0) really interest me. Napoli have a few decent options in attack so not sure that would happen. Roma might be a better option if they can afford Martial's wages; their attacks leave a lot to be desired. In return, it's slim pickings but Zaniolo is the star option for me.
As for Spain? Madrid, Barca, Atletico. Atletico are stacked in attack so that's a no-go for starters. If Madrid decide to flog their whole attack (which, knowing Madrid, is possible) then they might want Martial as part of a new look attack (probably with Mbappe or Haaland). In return, we could look at Valverde, Varane, Casemiro or even Carvajal for competition for AWB. Barca might be another option if Messi and Coutinho leave. Knowing us, we'd probably fancy Dembele, but I'd rather go for De Jong (who would probably get the best out of VDB...assuming he's still here) or Puig (very highly rated).
Personally, if I were Martial, I'd go to Italy where the game is less intense as it might suit his, let's say, 'laid-back' style more.
Anyway, these are just some of my ideas. Feel free to tell me I'm talking nonsense!