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Barcelona Interest in £100m-Rated Man Utd Striker Leaks Out Ahead of Champions League Clash
90min
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 07:56

Barcelona Interest in £100m-Rated Man Utd Striker Leaks Out Ahead of Champions League Clash

90min
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 07:56

Barcelona Interest in £100m-Rated Man Utd Striker Leaks Out Ahead of Champions League Clash
​Barcelona want to sign Manchester United star Marcus Rashford this summer, as they look to regenerate their squad before change is forced upon them by ageing players. 
​The Mirror, ahead of Tuesday nights Champions League clash between the two sides, report that the reigning Spanish champions are looking into a £100m bid for the young forward as Luis Suarez nears the end of his time as a top European striker. 
However, ​previous reports from well-placed Spanish newspapers relied on the assumption that Rashfords contract runs out next summer, leaving him available for a knockdown fee this summer. That is not the case. ​United still have a 12-month extension clause they can (and will) activate to extend the England star until 2021. 
That leaves ​Barça facing the prospect of shelling out at least £100m for ​Rashford which, given their relative need for prudence in the transfer market and the fact that ​Luis Suarez will be the unquestioned starter for at least the next season and possibly beyond, would be...a surprising outlay. 
Meanwhile, talks on a new contract for the homegrown forward have progressed at Old Trafford, with ​The Mirror (them again, go figure) reporting last week that Rashford is expected to sign a massive new deal worth a monster £300k per week; the same basic package that Wayne Rooney was on before his departure for Everton. 
The timing of the report is also worth at least one upwardly inclined eyebrow; initially coming the day before Uniteds biggest match of the season and surfacing on the day of – a crunch ​Champions League quarter final at Camp Nou with a 1-0 deficit carried over from last weeks game at Old Trafford. 
Exaggerated transfer rumours leaking out are not unusual ahead of huge games between teams in Europe; although they more usually come from the opposing teams media. Still, anything for an exclusive, eh?