Marcus Rashford has told Manchester United that he wants his new contract to include a wage increase that will have him emerge as one of the top earners at the club.
According to report from the Mirror, the striker wants to earn £300,000-per-week, £30,000 more than what Paul Pogba earns weekly.
Rashford currently earns £75,000-per-week but his contract with the club is due to expire in the summer of 2010.
It is reported that the club have been in talks with the player’s representatives since April and it is expected that an announcement would be made upon reaching an agreement with the player.
Although United have a clause in his contract that gives them an option for a further year, they are keen on extending his stay as he is considered a core member in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plan for the new season.
United are preparing for life without Romelu Lukaku so it only makes sense that they secure Rashford’s future. Lukaku has been linked with a summer move to Inter Milan and it is also reported that he has agreed personal terms with the Italian club.
Rashford will be hoping to score more goals, as he recorded 13 goals, 9 assists in 47 appearances this season.
Solkjaer’s arrival at the club saw the player chalk up six goals and two assists in the first eight games under the boss. However, his stats plummeted in his final 11 games for the season, scoring just one goal in as many games.
It remains to be seen whether United would offer him such amount but it looks seemingly probable under Ed Woodward’s reign.
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