Martial to Atletico Madrid in swap deal, Arthur to Liverpool

Can Manchester United and Liverpool really make January deals for players still playing in the Champions League?

Will United consider exchanging players for their opponents in the round of 16?

Both teams are at the rumor mill this week and the United deal under discussion will see Atletico Madrid claim Anthony Martial for a player.

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But what does that mean? Is this a piece that will bring down Marshall’s price? Or will Martial help lower the price of United getting a star like Rodrigo de Paul or even Joao Felix?

Sounds crazy, but that’s why we read the rumors!

Anthony Martial to Atletico Madrid

Can Manchester United and Atletico Madrid do business before they go into battle?

Opponents in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 could discuss an impressive swap deal involving Anthony Martial, with Atleti reportedly ready to ask United what they want in exchange for the Frenchman.

Martial, 26, scored against Everton on October 2, but has since played only 47 minutes in the Premier League due to injuries and illness. He has a contract until the end of the 2023-24 season and has 79 goals and 50 assists since arriving from Monaco.

Atleti’s striker Matthews Cunha’s squad includes Luis Suarez, Angel Correa, Antoine Griezmann and Joao Felix, and it’s not exactly an elderly group with Suarez (34) and Griezmann (30) the biggest among the group.

The question is who would take United back in such a deal, assuming they’re not about to pump millions for Felix. Diego Simeone isn’t about to send Rodrigo de Paul or Thomas Lemar away in the middle of a Champions League batch.

A direct purchase makes more sense, but Ralph Rangnick will definitely kick the tires on players like Renan Lodi, Lemar and others.

The beauty of this rumor is that it begs the reader to come alone, “Who says no?” Scenario.

Arthur to Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain

Remember when so many people lost their heads about the supposedly lopsided nature of the Arthur-for-Miralem Pjanic swap deal?

Well, it turns out that both Juventus and Barcelona did not reap the rewards of the deal.

Arthur failed to win consistent playing time over Weston McKinney and others at Juventus, and may now be on his way out of Turin.

Marker He points to a possible swap deal with PSG for Mauro Icardi, while also linking Sevilla, Liverpool and Bayern Munich to Arthur’s services.

And Anfield may make sense given Jurgen Klopp’s midfield uncertainty, with the club also linked with a potential move to bring Jorginho Wijnaldum back to Merseyside last month.

Arthur is an excellent soccer player who holds the ball and passes it well in progressive play on the pitch. Think of Joao Moutinho or Koke with less wit on his end.

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