Marcus Rashford to replace Kylian Mbappe? PSG put Man Utd star on list of possible summer signings after star striker confirms exit



Posted Sunday, February 18, 2024 by Goal.com

Marcus Rashford to replace Kylian Mbappe? PSG put Man Utd star on list of possible summer signings after star striker confirms exit

Marcus Rashford features prominently on the list of potential replacements for Kylian Mbappe at Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports.

  • Mbappe departure frees up significant funds
  • PSG see Rashford as similar style of player
  • Forward long-admired by French champions

WHAT HAPPENED?

The Sunday Times reports that PSG sporting director Luis Campos is a long-time admirer of the Manchester United forward and held talks with Rashford two years ago about the possibility of a move to the French capital. Budget restrictions prevented a move but Mbappe's forthcoming exit, confirmed earlier this week, frees up a large amount of PSG's budget despite losing their prized asset for free.

THE BIGGER PICTURE

The Rashford link is a fascinating one and one that makes sense on a number of levels. From a tactical viewpoint the England man provides the same ability to attack from the right-hand side of a three-man frontline. From a profile perspective, while impossible to match the box office appeal of Mbappe, Rashford's arrival would provide some glamour and intrigue.

DID YOU KNOW?

Rashford penned a new deal at Old Trafford last summer after a stellar season. Speculation about the player's future was seemingly ended by the extension that runs until 2028. An approach from PSG would trigger a major decision for new minority owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe who has taken charge of the club's recruitment strategy.

WHAT NEXT FOR MARCUS RASHFORD?

While Paris and the Parc des Princes may be calling, it's the gritty surroundings of Kenilworth Road that is of more pressing concern for Rashford as United's recent mini-revival gets a test from a sparky Luton Town side on Sunday afternoon.



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