Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordan has today a long interview featured by Spanish outlet Marca. And when speaking of the season the Nervion side is currently having, he had a word about the signings that were made in the January transfer window.

One of them is Anthony Martial, who arrived from Manchester United on a loan deal until the end of the season.

The Frenchman had been struggling to get playing time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick this season, and after publicly asking for a move, he ended up at the La Liga side, where he already has two starts in his first two games.

Now Jordan claims Martial ‘needed affection’ from his club, and seems to be getting that in Seville.

“Anthony, I spoke with my friend and brother Eric Bailly, before he arrived, and told me well, that he needed affection and to feel important,” Jordan told Marca.

“Good. Very happy for the two signings, which give us a leap in quality and hopefully at the end of the year these two pieces plus the ones we add, like Lamela or Suso and almost all of us are here, and we can push as a team.”

Martial still has a contract with Manchester United running until 2024. Since Sevilla have no buying option over him, his next few months in Spain will certainly dictate the transfer situation he’ll go through next summer.