How Man Utd’s star man Rashford ‘nearly joined BARCELONA in 2019 with his brothers meeting club THREE TIMES’ | The Sun

MARCUS RASHFORD nearly joined Barcelona in 2019, according to reports.

The Manchester United star has been ever present for the Red Devils since breaking into the first team in 2016.

But four years ago his career almost took a different direction amid interest from Barcelona.

The Spanish giants were looking for a replacement for Luis Suarez and wanted a young player they could mould into their style of play.

They liked the look of Rashford due to his age and the fact he only had 18 months remaining on his contract, which meant he may have been affordable.

Then Barca general manager Pep Segura approached Rashford's agent and his brothers to sound out a potential move, according to Mundo Deportivo.


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Segura reportedly received an enthusiastic response and was informed that Rashford had doubts over extending his United stay.

Three meetings took place between Barcelona and Rashford's representatives before the striker got cold feet.

Rashford was believed to have been worried about moving to such a big club when he was only 21-years-old.

He held concerns over adapting the language, culture and playing style at Barcelona.

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Rashford decided to stay at Old Trafford and soon after renewed his contract.

The 25-year-old penned a four-and-a-half-year deal worth £250,000-a-week with the option of an extra year.

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