According to rumours, Marcus Rashford will meet with incoming Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag ahead of the summer transfer season. Tottenham is said to be interested, and the market formally opened up on Friday.
Antonio Conte has been connected with a variety of possibilities in order to add depth and quality to his team.
The latest was Marcus Rashford, whose agency confirmed the Lilywhites had initiated conversations about a move, but a price tag of £70 million imposed makes the deal difficult.
The 24-year-old has one year left on his contract at Old Trafford but has battled to secure regular first-team minutes this season. This has fueled conjecture about his future at the club.
Lucas Moura’s Tottenham future appears to have been decided, as he opened up about his discussions with the club this week. The Brazilian is one player whose future in north London has been called into doubt.
Since last year, the Brazilian has shown interest in returning to Sao Paulo.
Moura seems more likely to stay at Tottenham after the club’s final home game of the season in the 2021/22 season, making statements regarding next season.
“[It’s a] huge pleasure for me to be here. Every year, every training session, every game, I come and give my best because they [fans] deserve and the feeling is amazing,” he admitted.
“The most important for us is to give our best on the pitch to see them like this. Let’s fight for more next season and fight for a trophy because they [fans] deserve it.”
In the case of Rashford it looks like despite Tottenham’s interest, he has turned down the opportunity to join Tottenham Hotspur this summer!
Last season, the 24-year-old struggled, scoring only five goals in all competitions and losing his status as a regular starter.
He has a year left on his contract and has been linked with a transfer away from Old Trafford in an attempt to relaunch his career.
According to The Times, Rashford has turned down Spurs’ offer because he wants to stay at United and impress Erik ten Hag ahead of next season.
Despite having battled injuries and a lack of form, Rashford’s age and home-grown background make him an appealing signing.
In the two seasons preceding the current season, he scored 43 goals in 101 matches.
With the departures of Edinson Cavani and Jesse Lingard, United will be glad to maintain hold of their academy graduate.
The Red Devils are weak on centre strikers, with just Cristiano Ronaldo to select from, and Rashford can fill in.