According to David Ornstein, the ongoing Manchester United acquisition process will not be a hindrance to the club’s efforts to tie Marcus Rashford to a long-term deal at Old Trafford.
It’s an open secret that United are for sale.
At least two open bids have already been confirmed for the Red Devils. One is from a Qatari investor and the other is backed by INEOS billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe.
There has been speculation that the ongoing takeover could derail United’s efforts to sign Rashford to a new deal.
During the takeover of Chelsea before Todd Boley and Clearlake took charge of Stamford Bridge, the London side were barred from negotiating contract extensions and offering players new terms.
However, Ornstein, writing for The Athletic, said keeping Rashford and avoiding interest in the in-form striker was still high on United’s priority list.
“Discussions over the sale of United are not a deterrent to negotiations with Rashford, which are considered vital to the club’s future prospects on the field,” he said.
“The 25-year-old graduated from Old Trafford’s academy and is seen as having the potential to become one of the club’s all-time greatest strikers and could challenge Wayne Rooney as the all-time leading goalscorer. There is even sex.”
“It is still unclear whether a new deal will be signed, but United’s intention is to reach an agreement and yesterday manager Ten Hag said securing Rashford’s future was a ‘priority’ for the club. said it is. ”
Ornstein added that United already has plans for another spending over the summer.
Budgets have been created to accommodate contract extensions for Luke Shaw, Diogo Dalot, David De Gea and more.
Club bosses are mindful of the fact that whoever comes in and takes over from the Glazers must stay within Financial Fair Play regulations.