Marcus Rashford: PSG want to sign Man Utd star to replace Lionel Messi

The 2021/22 season was an incredibly tough one for Marcus Rashford.

After a difficult Euro 2020 campaign in which he missed a penalty in England’s heartbreaking final defeat to Italy at Wembley, Rashford looked completely lost in a Manchester United jersey.

The 24-year-old was restricted to just 31 appearances across all competitions and in that time, he scored just five goals.

For a player with Rashford’s unquestionable natural talent, that’s simply not good enough.

Many have suggested over the past 12 months or so that it may be beneficial for both parties if Rashford moved elsewhere.

While the youngster has made it clear he wants to fight for a starting berth under new manager Erik ten Hag, a summer exit may be what’s needed to revive his stuttering career.

And a potential destination for Rashford is Paris Saint-Germain.

Marcus Rashford before a Man Utd game
PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JULY 23: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United walks off the pitch after the Pre-Season Friendly match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Optus Stadium on July 23, 2022 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by James Worsfold/Getty Images)

The French champions have been interested in him for quite some time and despite his lacklustre form of late, they remain keen on acquiring his services.

PSG may move for Rashford this summer

According to The Independent, PSG have already contacted Rashford’s representatives over a potential move this summer.

The publication also state that Christophe Galtier’s side are eyeing him up as a long-term replacement for none other than Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi with Paris Saint-Germain
TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 20: Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain is seen during the preseason friendly match between Paris Saint-Germain and Kawasaki Frontale at National Stadium on July 20, 2022 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images)

Yes, you did read that correctly.

PSG are fearful that Messi will leave at the end of the season when his two-year contract expires and want to have a replacement already at the club if his exit does indeed become reality.

Never did we think we’d see the day that a hopelessly out-of-form Rashford would be tipped as Messi’s successor at a club, but here we are.

Football, eh?

Marcus Rashford in action for Man Utd
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 07: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United in action during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford on August 07, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Will Rashford really move to PSG to be Messi’s successor?

So what are the chances of Rashford plying his trade at the Parc Des Princes in the near future?

Well, French football expert Julien Laurens stated on Twitter that the versatile attacker is after a “new challenge”, but also reminded the public about his current contract situation.

Rashford technically only has one year remaining on his deal, but United have the option to extend it by another year, so essentially he has two years left.

That means he would not come cheap, especially given that he’s still just 24 years of age. Money has never been an issue for PSG before, though…

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