Real Madrid Transfer Rumour: Los Blancos eye Manchester United teen sensation Marcus Rashford
Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford has caught the eye of the Real Madrid bosses with a series of superlative performances over the last few months. It has been reported that the La Liga giants will be sending scouts to watch Rashford in England’s World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Wembley tonight.
Rashford, who just turned 19 years, is expected to play a part in tonight’s fixture against the Auld Enemy. Over the last few months, he has been United’s lone bright spot, tearing down the opposition defence time and again.
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According to reports in OK Daario, Real Madrid are looking to lure the youngster out of England. Madrid’s scouts will look at Rashford’s performance on the field and take the final call as they look to build a team for the future.
Rashford burst onto the scene after being promoted to the first team by former United manager Louis van Gaal. Injuries to Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial created the way as the United academy graduate made his professional debut. He scored two goals in his debut match against Midtjylland in the Europa League. A couple of days later he made his Premier League debut against Arsenal and scored two goals and assisted once in his side’s 3-2 win.
His meteoric rise continued as he went on to score many significant goals bringing joy to the Old Trafford faithful in an otherwise disappointing season. He made his international debut for England and promptly found the back of the net as scoring on debuts seems to be his specialty.
In 32 appearances across all competitions, Rashford has scored 12 times and has four international caps under his belt. Provided he is injury-free, the teenager can only improve from here on. Impressed by his performances, United acted quickly and negotiated a new contract with the player thus keeping him at the club until 2020, with an option to extend for a further year.
The 2016 Golden Boy runner-up has definitely impressed the bosses of Real Madrid. In the recently concluded Euro Cup, which was a disaster for England, Rashford was one of the few positives with some energetic performances off the bench.
Although Real Madrid have no issues with the financial proceedings, they are under a transfer embargo until 2018. This means that the United fan-favourite will play for the Red Devils for at least two more seasons. It is highly unlikely, though, that United will let him go cheap. It remains to be seen if the youngster will follow his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo, to Santiago Bernabeu.
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