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Rashford agreed deal to join Barcelona – Report

Rashford agreed deal to join Barcelona – Report

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford reportedly agreed a deal to sign for La Liga champions Barcelona.

The 26-year-old has endured poor form this season with Man United and has only registered two goals in 13 Premier League appearances this season.

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Rashford was heavily criticised over lack of effort and failure to track back in the Red Devils defeat to Newcastle at St James’ Park last Saturday.

CaughtOffside claims that an agreement to move Rashford to Barcelona in exchange for Raphinha, a former Leeds United player, may be mediated.

Spanish outlet SPORT recently reported that Barcelona manager Boss Xavi is a fan of the forward and that may play a major role in landing the England international whose contract with United expires in 2028.

Rashford is valued at around £75 million by Transfermarkt.

Meanwhile, Newcastle legend and Premier League’s record goalscorer Alan Shearer has strongly suggested that Rashford may be unhappy at the club.

Shearer wrote for The Athletic and had his say on Rashford and indicated that there is extra pressure on the 26-year-old since he is a local lad who came through the ranks.

“I don’t know if Marcus Rashford has fallen out with the manager, if he’s at odds with some of his team-mates or if he doesn’t like the position he’s playing, but judging by everything I saw on Saturday in the defeat against Newcastle United, I know there’s an unhappy player there,” told the Athletic.

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“There is always going to be a lot of scrutiny on Rashford’s performances because he is one of the biggest names in the Premier League, because he is an England international and, yes — absolutely — because he’s a local boy.”