The Manchester United winger and France international has agreed to extend his ties with the English club for the next 5 seasons, which will keep him at Old Trafford until June, 2024.
Martial’s current contract was set to expire at the end of next season after the club triggered an optional year’s extension to his contract recently, but senior figures at the club have been working hard to secure his long-term future after a strong season so far.
The 23-year-old forward is understood to have reached a final agreement with the club after months of talks and the rejection of an offer last October. Football Journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi posted on Twitter that the deal is expected to the be sealed on Friday.
Anthony #Martial has agreed new five-year contract (june 2024). The signing of the extension will take place before Friday ! #MUFC— Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) January 30, 2019
Martial came in for some heavy criticism from former manager Jose Mourinho and was rumoured to leave the club last summer after being fined for his extended absence from a training camp.
However, he responded on the pitch with six goals in five Premier League games, and Mourinho said in November that he would like Martial to stay.
United are also making progress on a contract extension for goalkeeper David de Gea, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Juan Mata, Ander Herrera and Ashley Young also face uncertain futures with all three out of contract at the end of this season.