Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford ‘makes contract decision’ amid takeover talks and more transfer rumors

Marcus Rashford will wait to sign a new contract at Manchester United until he assesses what potential new owners can offer him, according to reports.

Rashford will enter the final 12 months of a four-year contract next summer and has been in talks with the club for some time as current owners the Glazers try to bind him to a new contract. United officials are reportedly trying to impose a salary cap to prevent a repeat of the situation in which Cristiano Ronaldo earned far more than anyone else in the team.

However, that decision limits the maximum amount they can offer the in-form Rashford, whose 27 goals in all competitions this season is almost three times more than anyone else at the club: Bruno Fernandes has 10. And now the Sun is reporting that Childhood Red will continue to stall talks until the new owners settle in, waiting to see what they can offer him.

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The report adds that the 25-year-old has been offered a five-year contract at a maximum of £300,000 a week, an alleged 50% increase on his current salary of £200,000 a week, but he is aware of the The next deal he signs could be the biggest of his career.

Elsewhere, Spanish outlet Cadena SER is reporting that United-linked Gabriel Veiga would rather move to Real Madrid than any of several Premier League suitors.

Erik ten Hag’s side were one of several linked with interest in the young Celta Vigo star last week, following a brilliant season in La Liga with nine goals and three assists in 25 appearances. The 20-year-old has become one of Europe’s most exciting young talents, attracting interest from England and the Spanish pair from Madrid and Barcelona.

And the latest report suggests a move to the Bernabeu would be preferable to leaving his native country for England, with Carlo Ancelotti’s side set to activate the €40m release clause embedded in his most recent contract, signed last summer.


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