Loan deals seem to be the only kind of signings that Barcelona are able to make at this moment in time with their financial situation looking precarious, but a pursuit for Martial may depend on the departure of Ousmane Dembele, who may leave the club this month due to his refusal to sign a new contract.
Martial’s best seasons at Man Utd came when he played as a striker, in his first season at the club in 2015/16, and the 2019/20 season scoring 17 times in the former. At Barcelona they have two strikers, one with a similar playstyle in Memphis Depay and one opposite to him in Luuk De Jong, however, with Memphis having some injury troubles over the last few years, there may be some opportunities for Martial at the Nou Camp.
At Barcelona they like their players to be specific to their possession-based system, whilst utilising high pressing under Xavi. This may not suit Martial’s style, though he does drop deep to collect the ball as he prefers to dribble with it, rather than finding the next pass which may disrupt their system. Typically, the United forward isn’t the hardest worker off the ball when pressing, which may again cause some problems defensively.
Despite not suiting Barca's style of play, the 26-year-old may get the opportunities that could improve his reputation in Europe back towards where it once was, especially with the players in his position having a history with injuries, meaning that taking a chance on the former Golden Boy winner could work out nicely for Xavi's side.