Tottenham can do much better than sign Marcus Rashford this summer following links with the Manchester United striker, one pundit has said.
Rashford has fallen into a career lull in the past couple of seasons after bursting onto the scene in 2016. Last term was particularly tough for the 24-year-old, as it was for the whole club.
He decided to undergo shoulder surgery last summer which delayed his start to the campaign until October. And despite a fast start with an impressive performance at Leicester, he could not maintain it.
Rashford’s future has subsequently been called into question in recent weeks. The England international has a year left on his contract with a one-year option after that, but there is still uncertainty around his plans.
Tottenham have reportedly held talks with Rashford’s agent, although at this stage Spurs aren’t keen on a deal.
According to Frank McAvennie, there are better players for Tottenham out there to sign anyway. And the pundit admitted that the Man Utd man would only have a squad role if he moved to north London.
“He’s not better than [Harry] Kane or Son [Heung-min],” McAvennie told Football Insider.
“He has to leave Man United, that’s for sure. I hope for his sake he can get his head in the right place.
“He hasn’t kicked a ball since the summer of 2021. He is a good player and maybe he needs a fresh start.
“I don’t know how you can be so good and so bad in the same season but that is just Man Utd at this point.”
“Maybe as a squad player he could do it at Tottenham, maybe,” McAvennie added.
“But Man Utd will ask for massive money to let him go and Tottenham can do better I think.”
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Indeed, United supposedly want between £70million and £80million for their striker.
He may have had a tough season and dropped out of the England squad, but all is not lost for Rashford.
The forward already has 46 Three Lions caps to his name and will be looking for more.
Should he impress at the start of next season, he may well get in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the September international break ahead of the World Cup in Qatar.
Man Utd know the potential Rashford has and have set their price tag high, but the attacker has not shown his best for a while.