- Uday Partap Singh
Marcus Rashford is reportedly an AC Milan target after the club failed to agree a loan deal for LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Manchester United striker is on a list of options that also includes Liverpool’s Divock Origi. (Gazzetta Dello Sport). The Serie A giants are in the market for a forward who can ensure they secure Champions League football.
Rashford has been in and out of United’s starting XI ever since Jose Mourinho took charge at Old Trafford. But he has recently put together a strong run of form having been handed the chance to shine on a more regular basis. But he provided two assists and bagged the fourth goal as Manchester United comfortably beat Fulham at home last weekend.
And, now it is said that Rashford has emerged as an option for Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso, despite the youngster finally nailing down a place in Jose Mourinho’s Old Trafford XI.
Rashford has made 18 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals, but he has welcomed recent interest from Real Madrid. He would also be a welcome addition to Milan’s attack, but Gattuso understands that prying him from the Theatre of Dreams will be difficult.
The report adds that Milan are also interested in Liverpool’s Divock Origi. Liverpool misfit Divock Origi recently ensured he will be fondly remembered in spite of his broader struggles by scoring a derby day winner against Everton.
So, Milan are supposedly happy to hand him the opportunity to kickstart his career by prising him away from Anfield. But the Belgian has recently worked his way back into Jurgen Klopp’s good books and may not be allowed to leave Liverpool in January.
The San Siro giants have been impressive in Serie A this season and find themselves sitting in fourth, one point ahead of Lazio. But they’d want to challenge Napoli and Inter for top two finish and a good striker can be the key for them.
It looks highly unlikely that Manchester United will sell Marcus Rashford at this point in the season. He’s been playing well in the recent games and Mourinho would like to keep a hold of him. As far as Divock Origi is concerned, he could be a good signing for Milan as he hardly gets a game at Anfield.
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