According to reports, Marcus Rashford rejected PSG’s eye-popping offer of £400,000 per week last summer.
Due to his contributions to Erik ten Hag’s overhaul of the team, the Manchester United star is now having his finest goalscoring season to date.
The situation was not as favorable as it was this time last year, which led PSG to attempt to take advantage of the fact that the England star was unmotivated and entering the final year of his United contract, just before a one-year extension was activated.
Yet according to a story from The Athletic, Rashford was forced to consider his options seriously last summer when the Ligue 1 powerhouses made him an offer of more than £400,000 a week to join them.
The article continues by asserting that United was informed of any developments regarding the negotiations with PSG.
The 25-year-old opted to stay at his childhood club instead of moving to Ligue 1.
Rashford’s decision was the perfect one, as he has been performing admirably for both club and country and, despite only having 18 months left on his current contract, is currently negotiating a new one to remain at Old Trafford indefinitely.
Rashford would have been free to speak with foreign clubs about joining them for nothing had United not activated his one-year extension, but the short-term extension now extends him through the summer of 2024.
Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the club’s chairman, continued to praise Rashford during the World Cup even after he turned down the sizable contract offer from PSG, confirming that they had indeed spoken about a possible transfer.
We previously spoke; “we are not trying to hide it.” Before United activated Rashford’s one-year contract, Al-Khelaifi informed Sky Sports that the situation was not favorable for either party.
‘We can speak with him directly today if he’s a free agent, but we aren’t going to right now. Keep his attention on the World Cup. So, perhaps, in January, if we’re interested, we’ll speak with him.
In 44 games across all competitions, he has scored 27 goals and added nine assists, therefore he will likely ask for a raise from his current £200,000-per-week contract.
Given his advanced age, it is anticipated that Rashford’s upcoming deal, which will cover his prime years, would be the largest of his career.
The England star has been forced to wait due to United’s determination to enforce a wage cap of roughly £200,000 per week for new contracts, which Sportsmail first reported in January.
The club wants to implement this to prevent jealousy among the team because several first team stars have recently earned significantly different salaries.
But according to a report from last week, Marcus Rashford and his team are waiting to see what new Manchester United owners would offer. A Qatari group led by Sheikh Jassim and Ineos owner and Britain’s richest man Jim Ratcliffe are thought to be the club’s front-runners. Rashford has scored 18 goals in 25 games since the World Cup.
Marcus Rashford is currently one of the most in-form players in the world, which means he could likely earn significantly more than £200,000 per week. Both have pledged to spend heavily if they are given the keys to Old Trafford.
Sportsmail believes that Rashford won’t be subject to this £200,000 per week provision because he now earns more money and is unlikely to take a pay cut.