Anthony Martial has failed to activate two eye-watering bonus clauses in his Man United contract

Anthony Martial is yet to activate two clauses in his contract at Manchester United, including the infamous Ballon d’Or bonus, with his Old Trafford career on the rocks.

Striker Martial has joined Sevilla on loan until the end of the season, with interim Red Devils boss Ralf Rangnick open to letting him leave in search of more game time.

There is no option to permanently snap up the frontman after the short-term move, however, meaning that the 26-year-old may still look to reignite his United career.


Striker Anthony Martial is yet to activate two clauses in his contract with Manchester United


He moved to the club in 2015 from Monaco, after a huge £57.6million fee was splashed out on him – with £36m of that figure initially paid up front.

The rest of the switch was made up of performance-related bonuses, which former Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev described as being ‘very realistic’.

These bonuses totalled £21.6million and were made up of three clauses.

United snapped him up from Monaco in 2015 for £57.6million, with £36m of that paid up front

However, it has today been pointed that just one of them has been activated over the seven years Martial has been a United player.

With the ace having netted over 25 league goals for the team, between 2015 and 2019, United stumped up an extra £7.2m to Monaco.

Another clause which may come into play is if Martial is capped 25 times for France while at United – an achievement they would again cough up an extra £7.2m for. 

Martial has failed to secure a regular starting berth on the international stage, though, having only played games for his country between his transfer and 2019. 

Martial has been loaned out to Sevilla for the rest of the season due to his limited minutes

Lastly, Monaco also insisted on a Ballon d’Or clause for the deal, in a clear indication that they believed he would go on to be one of the best players in the world.

If he had take home that coveted accolade, United would have been forced to fork out another £7.2m in bonuses.

He missed out on the award between the four year period, though.

Martial has made 269 appearances for the club to date, scoring 79 goals.