PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has confirmed that the French club showed interest in Marcus Rashford over the summer and claimed that the Parisians could renew their interest in January.
Manchester United forward Rashford was strongly linked with a summer move to PSG over the summer but the Red Devils showed no interest in letting the England international leave.
Some reports in France claimed that the 25-year-old had said ‘YES’ to the idea of joining Paris Saint-Germain as he was reportedly keen on taking up a new challenge.
Erik ten Hag made it clear that Rashford is a vital member in his squad despite his struggles last season and was keen on working with the English forward at Old Trafford.
The PSG president confirmed those reports in the summer as true and admitted that the French giants, alongside other top European clubs, would make no haste to get his signature if he was a free agent because he’s a ‘really’ amazing player.
Rashford has been brilliant this season for Manchester United and has also been decent in the Qatar World Cup, having scored three goals in four appearances, although three were substitute appearances.
“He’s another player that is really amazing. And for free? To have Rashford for free, every club would run after him, definitely,” the PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi told Sky Sports.
“We’re not hiding it [interest in Marcus Rashford], we spoke before and… interest. But the moment was not a good moment for both sides. Maybe, summer, why not?
“Today if he’s [Rashford] a free agent of course we can talk to him directly but we are not going to talk to him now. Let him focus on the World Cup. Then after in January, hopefully, if we’re interested we will talk to him.”
Erik ten Hag said in August that he’s really happy with Marcus Rashford and wouldn’t want to lose him.
Ten Hag told MUTV: “He’s [Marcus Rashford] really important, you have seen from the first day I’m here, I’m really happy with him, I don’t want to lose him, he’s definitely in our plans at Manchester United.”