Ralf Rangnick provides update on Marcus Rashford amid Arsenal transfer links with England striker
Arsenal are set to have a very busy summer transfer window, both in terms of inflows and outflows, with Mikel Arteta continuing the process of creating a squad that fully represents his identity.
The Gunners are currently in a strong position to finish in the top four this season and major credit must go to the new summer signings.
Arteta and technical director Edu have both been heavily criticized for the recruitment strategy adopted, but it is safe to say that a clear methodology has been adopted, with Aaron Ramsdale, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ben White and Martin Odegaard all having impacts. stellar in the first team.
The focus for the next transfer window will revolve around adding significant quality in the team’s engine room and upfront.
Someone who has been surprisingly linked with a move to the Emirates is Marcus Rashford, who is reportedly considering an Old Trafford exit.
But Manchester United caretaker manager Ralf Ragnick is not at all concerned about the 24-year-old’s current situation.
“I spoke with him yesterday and the day before so I don’t know,” Rangnick told reporters Friday.
“During my 25 years in professional football, I decided not to pay too much attention to the things that happen in the media. He didn’t tell me anything, he told me that he is always happy and that he wants to play at a high level for the club.
“There was no mention that he wasn’t happy here. For me, that’s not a concern at all.
“My worry and worry or what I’m trying to achieve with him is what we did with, for example, Anthony [Elanga]with Jadon [Sancho]with one or two other young players we have, to improve his performance and make sure he gets the best version of himself.”
It will be interesting to see if Arsenal step up their interest in Rashford once the current season is over and there are certainly many aspects to a potential deal that are attractive.
The England international is still very young, already has a lot of experience and under Arteta’s guidance can become a much better player.
On the other hand, Rashford’s wage demands could prove to be a stumbling block and given that the North Londoners already have several options left in Gabriel Martinelli and Emile Smith Rowe, one could argue that he is no is not necessary and someone with a bias to the right flank should be prioritized.