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Newcastle United: Journalist claims PIF could move for Premier League ace

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Journalist Ben Jacobs has revealed on The Done Deal Show that Newcastle United are interested in signing Marcus Rashford.

Newcastle have seen themselves linked with some big-name players recently such as Lucas Paqueta, Neymar and Diego Carlos, which points towards the summer being a very busy and exciting one, despite no business actually being done yet.

This summer, it will be interesting for the Magpies to see how big of a step forward they look to take, with solid performer Matt Targett not confirmed to be staying on Tyneside, with Champions League regular Renan Lodi linked with a move to Newcastle.

Someone who could help them to the next level is Rashford, and Jacobs claims the Magpies are interested in the attacker.

He said: “Newcastle United have been burned with [Jesse] Lingard and Manchester United before, so those two clubs do not have a particularly strong relationship.

“Rashford, now, would probably go, in [Manchester] United’s eyes for closer to £55m or maybe £60m, compared to that £90 million [last year’s valuation], so you’re basically saying that a player, in the space of a year or so, is now available for £30m less.

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“And that shows you how his fortunes have changed. I don’t think it’s a given that he leaves, I can see him getting a second wind under [Erik ten Hag], but for the right price, it’s possible that he’ll be allowed to talk to them, and as far as Premier League clubs are concerned, I think Newcastle United are the most likely.”

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It would be a massive statement of intent from PIF if they could hand a proven goalscorer in the Premier League to Eddie Howe as he looks to take the Magpies to the next level after an impressive 11th-placed finish.

Rashford experienced his worst season as a Man United player, netting just four goals and starting a mere 13 games in the Premier League.

It remains to be seen whether or not Erik ten Hag will see him as a member of his squad, so the lucrative offer Newcastle could offer in terms of an exciting project to the top of English football could yet see Rashford end up on Tyneside.

It may have been a difficult number of years for the England ace, but it is apparent there is talent there, with Pep Guardiola once labelling him as ‘perfect’ in the early stages of his development.

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