Newcastle now lead the race for the ‘serious baller’, he is faster than ASM

Journalist Dean Jones has claimed Newcastle United are among the frontrunners in the hunt to sign Marcus Rashford.

Marcus Rashford throwing a ball

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Marcus Rashford has struggled this season due to injuries and a disgrace at the club. He made just 10 Premier League starts for Manchester United, while making nine other appearances from the bench.

The England winger has been linked with a move from Old Trafford this summer after becoming frustrated with the lack of playing time he has been given this season under Ralf Rangnick.

After it became clear Rashford could be looking for a move elsewhere this summer, Dean Jones has told GIVEMESPORT that the two teams leading the race for the England star are Newcastle United and Arsenal.

“I think as soon as Rashford’s future was in doubt we made a story about Arsenal and Newcastle being the two teams that were supposed to lead the hunt for Rashford, and I think that’s the case. “Jones said.

TIF’s thoughts on Dean Jones’ comments…

Dwight Yorke even described the Man United striker as a ‘serious player’ after returning from injury earlier this season. Interestingly, the striker was faster than Allan Saint-Maximin last season with a top speed of 36.26km/h compared to 34.2km/h for the Frenchman.

Marcus Rashford has had a frustrating season for Manchester United this season, he hasn’t played a full 90 minutes for his side in the Premier League since December 27 against Newcastle. He also has a successful dribbling percentage per game of just 47%, created just three big chances in 19 league games and averaged just 0.5 shots on target per game, according to Sofascore.

The England winger’s current market value is £70m, according to Transfermarkt, and with Newcastle United’s newly discovered wealth that figure may not scare them away, but for a club like Arsenal, who have spent reluctantly in the past, this figure may be too high for them.

In the previous three Premier League seasons, Marcus Rashford scored over 10 goals so this season could be considered unique and if given regular playing time next campaign he would return to his previous form.