West Ham United allegedly will not be signing Marcus Rashford from Manchester United in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from 90 Min who claim that the 24-year-old is determined to fight for his Manchester United future under Erik ten Hag.
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90 Min claimed back in March that West Ham boss David Moyes wanted to bring Man United forward Rashford to the London Stadium this summer, initially on loan but with an option to buy him at the end of the season.
The fleet-footed attacker was valued at around £45 million by the Manchester United hierarchy (Football Insider).
Moyes’s need for a world-class forward has been well documented over the past 18 months.
Michail Antonio has been the only striker at the London Stadium since Sebastien Haller was sold to Ajax way back in January 2021.
The thought of Marcus Rashford leaving Manchester United to join West Ham was a really exciting one.
The 46-capped England international is the kind of player who would surely thrive with the Hammers and Moyes the type of manager who would be able to help revive the 24-year-old’s career.
It appears as though Rashford moving to East London was nothing more than a pipe dream though…
West Ham won’t be signing Marcus Rashford
90 Min reckon that the Hammers have no chance of signing the 24-year-old this summer.
Rashford is instead intent on proving himself with Manchester United under new boss Erik ten Hag.
The 2022/23 season will very much be a make or break one for Rashford at Old Trafford.
He is out of contract with Manchester United in the summer of 2023 but the 20-time league champions do have the option of extending that deal by a further 12 months.
So if Rashford still hasn’t lived up to his potential by this time next year, Man United will surely decide to move him on.
And perhaps then West Ham will have a chance of signing Marcus Rashford.
It seems as though Moyes will have to pursue alternative targets this summer, however, if 90 Min are to be believed.
We must admit though, the idea of signing the 24-year-old Manchester United forward did seem like an unrealistic one at the time when the news first broke.
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