PSG reportedly remains keen on signing Marcus Rashford as Kylian Mbappe replacement in post-Lionel Messi era

Under the frenzy of transfer, the clubs are looking to land their priority signings before the commencement of the pre-season campaigns. With Kylian Mbappe’s immediate club future uncertain, PSG have set their sights on 25-year-old Manchester United attacker Marcus Rashford.

The unexpected announcement from the PSG superstar regarding his decision not to renew his contract, which is set to expire in 2024, sent shockwaves through the club’s hierarchy. With the departure of the Les Bleus captain on the cards, the French giants are looking for reinforcements in the transfer market. 

PSG’s interest in Marcus Rashford persists

Marcus Rashford has been on PSG’s radar for quite some time and with numerous departures from the Parc Des Princes, it appears that they are keen on pursuing the English winger. There is no denying the fact that Manchester United and Erik Ten Hag will be desperate to keep the Englishman bound to the Red Devils for the upcoming years, as he has been one of United’s most prominent performers since making his way into the main team from the Manchester United academy.

Marcus Rashford

With the 25-year-old’s contract about to expire in June 2024, the French powerhouses are planning to scoop over the possible transfer. Despite several reports suggesting that the boyhood Manchester United fan is keen on extending his stay at Old Trafford, PSG is closely monitoring the situation.

Can Marcus Rashford be the replacement for Mbappe?

In 2021/22, the England international endured an injury-ridden season and played in just 25 premier league matches, scoring 4 goals and providing 2 assists. The arrival of Erik Ten Hag proved to be the catalyst for the Englishman’s comeback, however.

In the 2022/23 season, the Red Devils winger scored 17 Premier League goals, the most by any Manchester United player, and ranked sixth in the golden boot standings.

There is no denying the fact that Kylian Mbappe is one of the most exciting players in the world of football. Last season, the French superstar scored 41 goals and provided 10 assists for his club. The PSG bosses believe that Marcus Rashford is the perfect replacement for the Les Bleus captain. 

Who is the replacement for Messi in PSG?

The Argentine icon has been in the news since the Albiceleste lifted the World Cup in the majestic deserts of Qatar after a hiatus of 37 years. The footballing world was flabbergasted after the 36-year-old superstar announced his against-the-odds move to David Beckham’s Inter Miami following his uncordial departure from the city of Paris.

Lionel Messi

Despite the arrivals of Lee Kang-In and Marco Asensio to strengthen the attacking department, several reports suggest that the French giants are still in the market for a number 9. Renowned football journalist Fabrizio Romano recently reported PSG’s concrete interest in Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic.

Despite the club’s best efforts, filling the void left by Lionel Messi’s departure is proving to be a challenging task. Although the possibility of Marcus Rashford joining Parc des Princes cannot be completely ruled out, recent indications suggest that the English forward is inclined towards extending his contract with Manchester United.


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