By Mark Weasley
Manchester United are ready to offer England striker, Marcus Rashford a new contract in a bid to ward off interest from Real Madrid, who are said to be monitoring his contract situation.
The 21-year-old forward has just over 18 months left to run on his current deal at Old Trafford with reports from The Sun stating that the player is considering his future at the club after growing frustrated with the lack of team opportunities under Jose Mourinho.
It is also believed that Juventus are also interested in signing the player should he decide to leave Manchester if his situation doesn’t improve. According to The Daily Star, United want to double his weekly wages to £150k, which would point to the fact that United are still very interested in keeping hold of the player. United have a 12-month contract extension clause in his deal that runs out in 2020 which the club after likely to activate come the summer.
The Sun also report that Real Madrid are planning a stunning £50m deal for the player as a cheaper alternative to Kylian Mbappe, who would cost upwards of £150m if Madrid are to prise him away from PSG. The Times also report that Juventus are also preparing a dossier on the player and have added him to their list of targets. Rashford has really struggled for game time this campaign in his preferred centre forward role, has scored twice and has made just five league starts for the Red Devils.
United want to keep their young stars, and with the recent bumper deal given to Luke Shaw, it’s likely that Rashford would demand not only a pay rise to match the defender, but would ask for assurance towards getting more first team action before committing to a new deal.