Manchester United superstar Marcus Rashford is reportedly set to sign a new deal with the club, worth a staggering £78 million over five years.
According to a report by Daily Mirror, Marcus Rashford is set to commit his long-term future to Manchester United. The English striker will put pen to paper on a bumper new five-year contract that will be worth around £78 million over the course of its duration.
Rashford has enjoyed a fairy tale rise to superstardom ever since he broke into the Manchester United first-team setup in 2016. While an injury crisis had forced Louis van Gaal to promote the academy graduate, the player has become a regular for the Premier League heavyweights on merit.
The 2018-19 season, in particular, has been one to remember for Rashford after a slow start, with a career-best tally of 13 goals and 9 assists to show for his effort. And, it is especially under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that the 21-year-old has discovered a prolific side to his game.
The English international has also been chipping in with goals at important moments, like the one that set up the UEFA Champions League quarter-final date for Manchester United with Barcelona at the expense of PSG. And, the Red Devils are set to reward their star striker with a bumper new deal.
Indeed, recent reports had suggested that Manchester United have been keen on securing Rashford’s long-term future. And, the Mirror claim that the young forward is set to sign a deal that will match the wages that Wayne Rooney was earning before he left the club in the summer of 2017.
The report suggests that the new five-year deal will see Rashford pocket £300,000 per week, meaning he will earn a staggering £78 million over the course of his new contract. The terms of the deal do come as a bit of a shock considering the salary will be a huge bump from his current £80,000-a-week pay package.
But, Chilean ‘flop’ Alexis Sanchez, whose deal is worth £500,000 per week, as per the report is a major contributor to Manchester United being forced to offer eye watering contracts to their star players. Nevertheless, the news of Marcus Rashford being close to signing a new long-term contract will be music to the ears of the club’s supporters.
It now remains to be seen if the 21-year-old does indeed put pen to paper on a renewal to secure his long-term future at Old Trafford, and whether he actually is set to earn the £300,000 per week wages. What does appear to be certain is that the links with Barcelona and Real Madrid ought to wither away soon.