Rashford Form Puts Him Back In The Spotlight
Manchester United are prepared to double Marcus Rashford’s wages to £150,000 a week in a bid to prevent the striker from leaving Old Trafford this summer.
Rashford has scored four goals in the six Manchester United games that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken charge of and his run of form has reignited the interest of some of Europe’s top clubs. Juventus and Real Madrid are both being linked with renewed interest in the England international.
Rashford’s current deal is worth £75,000 a week. While it expires at the end of next season there is also an option in the contract to extend it for another year. It’s a mechanism United employ for a number of their top players.
But reports today claim United could double Rashford’s pay to £150,000 a week as they seek to tie him down to a new long-term deal.
Rashford has already equalled his best Premier League goal-scoring record with seven goals.
Meanwhile, Manchester United look set to beat Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain to the signature of French teenager Noam Emeran.
Scouts from Old Trafford have watched the 16-year-old in action for the under-17 side of Amiens, most recently against Quevilly-Rouen when he scored a hat-trick as the side crashed out of France’s premier youth tournament, the Gambardella, in a defeat on penalties.
“After talking to my family ,” Emeran told local newspaper Courrier Picard. “I think it was the best choice over what I was offered to help me play at the top level. Now it’s up to me to do the job to achieve my goals and dreams.”
United will pay Amiens between €80,000 and €100,000 (£72-90,000).
Manchester United have missed out on FC Porto defender Eder Militao. Reports from Portugal claim the Brazilian has verbally agreed to join Real Madrid.
Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay is on Celtic’s transfer wish-list. However, the Scottish champions are in a sell-before-you-buy situation and will only make a bid for the 22-year-old if another midfielder leaves the club.