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Sevilla confirm signing of Anthony Martial on loan from Manchester United

Sevilla have affirmed the loan signing of Manchester United forward Anthony Martial for the rest of the season after the France international sealed his desired move away from Old Trafford on Tuesday.

“Sevilla FC and Manchester United FC have reached an agreement which will see Anthony Martial join the club on loan until the end of the current season,” the LaLiga side said in a statement.

Martial joined United in the 2015/16 season and scored 79 goals in 269 games, but had grown into an increasingly peripheral figure this season.

United interim manager Ralf Rangnick had praised Martial for the manner in which he had conducted after the weekend win against The Hammers, in spite of the forward making it clear he needed to leave the club.

“I know that he is a top player — one of the best strikers in the Premier League — but we have other players in his position,” Rangnick told reporters.

“It is his wish to leave but, like I said to him, it always takes different parts to find an agreement.”

Sevilla are now second in LaLiga, four points behind leaders Real Madrid and 11 ahead of Barcelona.