Agreement near as Man Utd prepare to confirm star’s new deal

Date published: Saturday 29th June 2019 3:25

Manchester United are making good progress in contract extension talks with Marcus Rashford, with an agreement soon set to be announced.

The 21-year-old has established himself as an important player at Old Trafford since bursting onto the scene in a Europa League tie against FC Midtjylland in February 2016.

The striker’s current deal expires at the end of the 2019-20 season, although United  – who on Saturday confirmed the capture of Aaron Wan-Bissaka – would almost certainly take up the option to extend it by a further year.

However, it is now believed Rashford is close to signing a new and improved contract to stay at the club long-term, worth around £175,000 a week.

It is understood that Barcelona were among the clubs eyeing a move for the England international, who has scored 45 goals in 170 appearances for his boyhood club.

Ander Herrera left on a free transfer this summer at the end of his contract, while captain Antonio Valencia was among those released at the end of their deals.

 

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