Barcelona still retain a glimmer of hope in signing Marcus Rashford, despite the club being aware of the difficulty they face in bringing the Manchester United star to the Camp Nou.
The Spanish giants are keen to beef up their squad for next season and have earmarked the 21-year-old as a key piece in their transfer puzzle. However, the club are fully aware of United's stance on the player's future, with the England star having no release clause in his contract.
Catalan publication Mundo Deportivo have stated that La Blaugrana like the striker 'a lot' but also confess that United deem the player ‘non-transferable’, scuppering any chance Barcelona might have on luring Rashford to the Camp Nou.
Under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, United's number ten is seen as both the present and future of the club, repeatedly getting the nod in attack over £75m signing Romelu Lukaku.
Since Jose Mourinho's departure from Old Trafford, Rashford has played a major role under Solskjaer, bagging six goals and assisting twice in just 12 appearances. Meanwhile, his statistics under Mourinho read 28 goals and 20 assists in 125 appearances - a ratio of just 0.38 goals per game.
Marcus Rashford has now scored 10+ goals for Man United in all competitions for the last three seasons:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) 3 February 2019
✅ 2016/17 (11 goals)
✅ 2017/18 (13 goals)
✅ 2018/19 (10 goals)
It's only February. pic.twitter.com/gakLnPOHJ2
The Englishman's sparkling form for the Red Devils has prompted talk of a move abroad, with Real Madrid having previously been touted as potential destination for the youngster, although it appears United will fight tooth and nail to keep their youth product at the club.
Furthermore, recent news would suggest that Rashford is set to sign a bumper new six-year-contract at Old Trafford, all but ending any faint hope the Barcelona hierarchy may have had of securing the striker's signature.
Source : 90min