Manchester United Advances Rashford Contract Talks with Eye on Pairing Him with Kane
Manchester United is reportedly making progress in talks with Marcus Rashford over a new contract, as securing the England striker’s long-term future with the club is a priority for manager Erik ten Hag.
Rashford, who is due to enter the final 12 months of his existing deal this summer, is considered integral to Ten Hag’s plans to strengthen United’s attack. Discussions over a new contract have been ongoing for some time, and it’s believed that they’re heading in the right direction.
If a new deal is agreed, Rashford could become one of the highest-paid players at United, potentially surpassing goalkeeper David De Gea’s current salary of around £375,000 a week when Champions League bonuses are active.
United is also exploring the possibility of doing a deal with Tottenham for Rashford’s England teammate, Harry Kane, in a bid to bring in a pedigree centre forward this summer.
Pairing Kane with Rashford would be an exciting prospect for United fans, although the continuing uncertainty over the club’s ownership situation could pose a challenge.
United is also keeping tabs on Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and a number of other strikers as they look to bolster their attack.
Only Aston Villa of the Premier League’s current top nine have scored fewer goals than United this season, highlighting the need for a top-class recruit.
Ten Hag is also keen to bring in a midfielder this summer, and other reinforcements will likely depend on how successfully the club sells and/or the ownership situation.
United has already tied down Luke Shaw and Alejandro Garnacho to new long-term deals in recent weeks, and they hope to do the same with Rashford soon.
The prospect of Rashford and Kane spearheading United’s attack would undoubtedly be a significant boost for the club, but it remains to be seen whether a deal can be reached with Tottenham for the England captain.
In any case, securing Rashford’s future at Old Trafford would be a significant step in the right direction for United.