Paris Saint-interest Germain’s in Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has been confirmed.
Rashford has been a longtime transfer target for the French giants, with reports indicating that the player’s agents discussed a possible summer transfer with the club.
Marcus Rashford celebrates his goal during Manchester United’s Premier League match against Wolves at Old Trafford. Photograph taken by Ash Donelon.
The Englishman’s contract with the Red Devils is set to expire in the summer of 2023, according to Metro UK.
And while United have the option to extend the contract for an additional year, foreign clubs will be able to negotiate with the player if this does not occur.
PSG is considering Rashford
PSG has now publicly declared their desire to sign the Manchester United forward should the opportunity arise.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi confirmed to Sky Sports that the reigning Ligue 1 champions are interested in signing the England international and will attempt to sign him on a free transfer.
Al-Khelaifi remarked, “Once again, he is a truly remarkable player, and if he were available for nothing, every club would swarm after him.”
“Maybe in the summer, sure, but right now, if he’s a free agent, we can talk to him directly, but we’re not going to do that. Let him focus on the World Cup, and we’ll talk to him in January,” he added.
Chelsea desires a Manchester United winger
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Chelsea’s rumored interest in signing Jadon Sancho from Manchester United.
Sancho has failed to make an impression at Old Trafford since his return to the Premier League in the summer of 2021 from Borussia Dortmund.
Prior to the transfer, the Englishman had made a name for himself in the German Bundesliga thanks to his phenomenal time with Borussia Dortmund.
Manchester United desired this free agent to replace David de Gea.
Manchester United will soon seek a replacement for David de Gea.
David de Gea’s Old Trafford contract expires at the conclusion of the current season. Although the Spain international has been a dedicated member of the Red Devils, Erik ten Hag has yet to sign a contract extension, despite the club having the option to do so. This, coupled with his inconsistency, does not bode well for David de Gea.
According to a report from the Daily Mail, Manchester United are interested in signing Borussia Monchengladbach’s Yann Sommer when his contract expires next season.
Sommer participated in three World Cup games for Switzerland before the Swiss were eliminated. Only one goal was allowed in his first two games. However, things appeared bleak for the veteran goalkeeper after he allowed six goals against Portugal, resulting in their elimination from the prestigious competition.
The Premier League verdict: this is poor business for Manchester United
Yann Sommer’s age is 33. While this is by no means a new strategy for goalkeepers, it does feel like a cop-out.
Ten years ago, Manchester United would not have made such a purchase. They would either be willing to pay a premium to secure talent, or they would search the market further before essentially panic-buying.
Many people will assert that free transfers are risk-free transfers, but I would argue that this is not the case. Even free transfers require resources such as salary and roster space. With this, you would prefer to sign a player who will contribute to the club’s long-term success, as opposed to another stopgap signing.
Unfortunately, Manchester United has utilized this strategy far too frequently during the transfer window. If this report is accurate, United’s recruitment staff must reevaluate their current needs, as Sommer is not the right fit for the club.