Newcastle and Arsenal to 'lead the chase' for £63m England star

Transfer insider Dean Jones expects Newcastle United and Arsenal to “lead the chase” for Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford this summer.

The 24-year-old is thought to be unhappy at Old Trafford, prompting talk that he could leave the Red Devils in the upcoming window.

What is the latest news involving Rashford?

According to The Guardian, Rashford is considering his future at Manchester United after becoming disgruntled with his lack of game time under Ralf Rangnick.

The £63m-rated England international has started just six times in the Premier League following the arrival of Rangnick, with his new boss favouring the likes of Jadon Sancho and Anthony Elanga over him.

Considering that, you can understand why Rashford would want to leave Old Trafford. That being said, it is hard to imagine any decisions being made now.

Rangnick looks set to be replaced by either Mauricio Pochettino or Erik ten Hag, who may have plans for the Manchester United academy graduate.

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What has Jones said about Rashford?

If Rashford’s heart is set on a move away from the 20-time English champions, though, Jones is expecting Newcastle and Arsenal to be at the front of the queue for his signature.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the football journalist said: “I think as soon as Rashford’s future came into doubt, we did a story on the fact that Arsenal and Newcastle would be the two teams expected to lead the chase for Rashford, and I think that is the case.”

Who should Rashford join if he does decide to leave Manchester United?

If it is a choice between Newcastle and Arsenal, you would have to say Mikel Arteta’s men look like the better option in this moment of time.

The Gunners are on the up right now, though that is not to say that Newcastle are not. They are also on an upward trajectory following their takeover and the arrival of Eddie Howe.

However, there is a good chance that Arsenal will be playing in the Champions League next season, with the north London club currently occupying fourth place in the Premier League.

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While Newcastle, who are no longer in the relegation zone, have certainly improved under Howe, there is probably a long way to go until they are in a similar position to their potential rivals for Rashford.

Still, there is nothing wrong with making an attempt to sign the player. And with the money they now have at disposal, it is hard to rule anything out.

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