Manchester United in talks with Barcelona for Marcus Rashford
According to reports in the Daily Star, Barcelona are being linked with young England forward Marcus Rashford for a massive fee of £185m. Marcus Rashford has already emerged as one of Europe’s most interesting prospects after making his debut for Manchester United in 2016 and has been an important part of the team even after the additions of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Nemanja Matic, Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba. When Rashford broke into the first team, he wore no 39 on his back. After the arrival of Jose Mourinho, the manager insisted on him to wear a no 9 on his back. Rashford wears no 19 after Romelu Lukaku arrived at Old Traford. According to the report originating from Spain, Barcelona considers Marcus Rashford to be the long term replacement for Luis Suarez and will perfectly fill up the space of the forward in the future. Ernesto Valverde considers Rashford as the perfect successor for the 30 year old Uruguay striker and will look to make an ambitiuos bid in the next summer. With Neymar departed to PSG and Barcelona willing to allow Suarez leave next summer according to Spanish outlet Don Balon, which has been reported by the Daily Star, the Blaugrana may look towards the future. Rashford, who has made an impressive start to the season for Manchester United would be an exciting prospect to see partnering Lionel Messi and newly arrived Ousmane Dembele as the new attacking trio for the Catalans. Being a Manchester United fan, I would really be disheartened to see a player of his calibre who has already become a target by Barcelona at such an young age, leave for Camp Nou. The striker has fit in very well in the new system implemented by the new manager and has also opened his goal books for this season. Even with the likes of Lukaku, Mhkitaryan, Pogba he has kept his place in the first team under Jose Mourinho. This speaks volumes for a young player of his age. He is someone i would surely love to see him in a United shirt for a much longer time and attain his full potential and stay on to become an Old Trafford legend like Wayne Rooney. Marcus Rashford will be one of those players I will be looking forward to seeing in this season as United renew their quest to bring back the glory days of Sir Alex back to Old Trafford.