According to rumors, both Barcelona and Liverpool have shown interest in signing Marcus Rashford from Manchester United this summer.
The ‘phone hasn’t stopped ringing,’ according to a source close to Rashford, since it was revealed he was evaluating his future at Old Trafford after being left out of the starting XI in the Manchester derby defeat to City on March 6.
Barcelona has already made contact with Rashford’s representatives to reaffirm their interest in signing the 24-year-old. Jurgen Klopp is a big fan of the striker as well.
If Rashford, who was born in Wythenshawe, moves to Anfield, it will terrify United and enrage supporters. Since Phil Chisnall joined Liverpool in 1964, no player has transferred between the clubs.
Rashford is hesitant to leave United, where he grew up after graduating from the United academy, but his contract expires next year.
Barcelona are looking for a successor for Ousmane Dembele, who is due to leave the club in the summer, as well as Martin Braithwaite and Luuk de Jong.
Barca had contacted the players’ representation ahead of his four-year contract extension in July 2019. Rashford has started three of Manchester United’s previous 11 Premier League games, and he was angry that Anthony Elanga was given the nod ahead of him in the defeat to Pep Guardiola’s side.
The absence of fellow attackers Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial, and Mason Greenwood made the England international’s presence on the bench even more noticeable.
In the Champions League second leg defeat to Atletico Madrid, Jadon Sancho and Elanga began ahead of Rashford.
Rashford is training well and in excellent spirits, according to sources, but his form isn’t translating to matchdays. Some fans heckled Rashford as he walked out of Old Trafford after United’s loss to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night, and he later issued a statement denying he raised his middle finger at them.
Rashford has five goals this season despite missing the opening two months of the season due to shoulder surgery.