Barcelona should go all out to try and sign Man Utd star Rashford, urges club legend Patrick Kluivert
PATRICK KLUIVERT has urged Barcelona to sign Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford in the summer.
The Nou Camp legend believes England star Rashford is the perfect successor for Luis Suarez should the La Liga side decide to replace him.
Kluivert – who famously snubbed a move to United in 1998 before opting to sign for Barca – is confident the 21-year-old would shine at the Nou Camp.
Rashford has been in inspired form under the tutelage of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – banging in six goals in his last eight Premier League games.
And with Barca reportedly in the market for a forward at the end of the season, Kluivert was asked by Sport360 who his dream transfer would be.
The 42-year-old said: “I like Marcus Rashford, a lot. It will be really difficult to get him over. But he is a good player.
“I don’t see a lot of players who can play in Barcelona. [Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang, perhaps he can play.
“There is not a lot. Maybe some players who can play in La Liga, young players.
“But, for me, I think the best one is Marcus Rashford.”
When asked whether he has the potential to thrive in Catalonia, he added: “I think so. He has got the skills, the attitude, he’s quick, he’s fast, he can score goals.
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“He is not always in the first XI at Manchester United and maybe he wants to change club. So, why not?”
Rashford is tied down at Old Trafford until 2020, and is understood to be in talks with United over a new deal.
The club are believed to be ready to hand him £150,000-a-week at the Theatre of Dreams as Real Madrid monitor his situation.