Manchester United preparing Marcus Rashford contract talks after £400,000-a-week approach from Paris Saint-Germain
Manchester United plan to speed up discussions with Marcus Rashford’s agents over a new contract at the club after the attacker refused a £400,000-a-week deal with Paris Saint-Germain.
The England forward has 15 months to run on his deal at Old Trafford and the club triggered a 12-month extension clause in his contract in December, having failed to agree on a new deal.
Rashford has revived his United career this season, scoring 27 goals in 44 appearances.
It comes after the most difficult campaign of his career last season, when he bagged just five goals in all competitions and struggled both on and off the field.
Despite his struggles, Rashford received interest from Paris Saint-Germain last summer and his representatives held talks over a move to the French capital.
According to the Athletic, the club promised Rashford £400,000-a-week to make the transfer to France but he declined their offer.
That would indicate that Rashford is keen to remain at the Theatre of Dreams but Unted are yet to make any major headway in talks over a new deal.
That’s despite the feeling that there’s a large amount of agreement from both sides over the outline of a deal.
A failure to qualify for the Champions League means United’s players suffer a 25% blow to their wages but finishing in the top four would see Rashford make around £200,000-a-week.
He can expect an increase on that by committing his peak years to the club but United are wary of Financial Fair Play regulations and are keen to bring down the average wage of the first team squad.