Man Utd striker Anthony Martial’s first words after completing Sevilla loan switch

Anthony Martial has been unveiled as a Sevilla player for the rest of the season


While he has got his wish for now, as things stand Martial will still be expected to return to the north of England for pre-season training with United come the summer.

With that being said, the France international has since admitted he has not made any decisions on his long-term club future as of yet.

"I have joined for five months but you never know what the future holds," Martial explained.

"It's not just about money. It's to play and to enjoy it. That's it. That's why I chose to come here, to play and to enjoy football again.

"I want to play more and show what I can do. I believe Sevilla is the perfect place to do that. I want to score goals, provide assists and be crucial for this team in the next five months.

"There are many good players at Sevilla and I want to bring my experience to the side."

Once Martial had informed United's interim boss Ralf Rangnick of his desire to leave, a number of other clubs also began to keep tabs on the situation.

Serie A titans Juventus are thought to have expressed an interest in taking Martial to Turin for the rest of the term, but the Frenchman has insisted he only had eyes for Sevilla.

"It [negotiation] hasn't been easy," Martial said. "But from the first day, I knew I wanted to come to Sevilla and we all worked for that to happen.

"The coach [Julen Lopetegui] and the sporting director [Monchi] showed a strong interest in me and that's what convinced me to come here.

"They [Sevilla] wanted me in the past and we kept in touch. They contacted me recently and said I could help them."

Anthony Martial has spoken for the time since becoming a Sevilla player on loan

Martial went on to insist he is ready and raring to contribute to the club's pursuit of an elusive La Liga title.

"I want to help the club achieve it's aims. We have to be consistent in La Liga and do the best we can knowing that there are other big clubs that want to win the title.

"I have trained a lot in the past few months. I want to adapt as soon as possible to the team and connect well with my teammates to help them reach the aims for the season. I'm ready to play."

The 26-year-old started just two Premier League games this season, bagging one goal in eight outings.