Nasser Al-Khelaifi doesn't close PSG door to Marcus Rashford
Interviewed by Sky Sports about possible interest in Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi confirmed previous contacts with the player and opened the door for a potential free signing next summer.
During the summer of 2022, in search of a nominal forward, PSG were interested in the situation of Rashford. Rashford was having issues and going through a slump at that time while playing for his lifelong club Manchester United.
A deal was never reached but apparently, the door is far from closed as PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi told Sky Sports. Asked about it after discussing Messi's situation, Al-Khelaifi delightfully said that Rashford "is another player that's really amazing."
Marcus Rashford is at the end of his contract (expiring on June 2023), and that has generated some buzz about his potential departure from Manchester. The scenario, obviously, is appealing for PSG's president.
"To have Rashford for free, it's... Every club will run after him, definitely," said Al-Khelaifi smiling.
The PSG president also confirmed that there was already interest in the player. "We do not hide it, we spoke before, and there is interest," stated Al-Khelaifi before resigning himself to say that "the moment was not a good moment for both sides".
Marcus Rashford might become a free agent next June and PSG will follow his situation very closely
Either way, it's still not certain Rashford will be free next July. Manchester United can unilaterally activate a "team option" in his contract to keep him for another season without having to agree to a new deal with the player now, forcing him to stay in Manchester until the end of the 2023-24 season.
The English striker seems to be one on the radar of PSG through the next few months aiming at landing him at some point during the next transfer windows. According to the PSG president, the Parisian club will follow Rashford in the coming months, particularly given his current contractual situation.
"Maybe this summer, why not?" wondered Al-Kheilaifi. "Let him concentrate on the World Cup. Then, in January hopefully, if we are interested, we will talk to him," he concluded.