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Everton, Leicester and Newcastle fans share views on potentially signing Rashford on loan

Marcus Rashford has been linked with a shock move on loan from Manchester United with Everton, Newcastle and Leicester City all speculated as possible destinations.

We wanted to get the perspective of those fans, so I reached out to prominent writers who make a living covering their beloved clubs.

Let us know in the comments section below if you think it would be a good idea for Rashford and United in the long-term to let the player go out for a year on loan.

Everton fan, Sean Lunt – writes for Royal Blue Mersey & Click Liverpool

On the face of it a move to Everton makes perfect sense for Marcus Rashford. He’d immediately be one of the more talented players in the squad and comfortably at the top of the pecking order as a result. 

Those two factors would guarantee him far more game time than he’s likely to get at Manchester United next season. Whether that would be up front or out wide, however, is debatable.

Everton have Cenk Tosun up front and he deserves to be the starting striker but Rashford would certainly represent an upgrade on Yannick Bolasie on the left wing.

In terms of his development, Everton is an ideal place for any young player seeking to progress. They have a strong record of developing talent and Marco Silva is the kind of attack-minded manager that would allow Rashford to flourish.

He need only look at how much Romelu Lukaku developed during his first loan stint to know that a temporary move to Goodison Park would be a smart one for him to make.

Leicester City fan, Helen Nutter – writes for Yahoo Sport

Even with Claude Puel’s eye and want to buy and play young players, Leicester City being linked with Marcus Rashford is unexpected. It seems unlikely that one of England’s hottest young talents would be sent out on loan to us, but as a Foxes fan, weirder things have happened.

Should it come off, quite where Rashford would play in this Leicester side is unclear? I’ve seen him mostly used as a winger, but suspect he would prefer a more central, striker’s role. The latter may be hard to get given Jamie Vardy will always be the primary striker. This would leave Rashford vying with Kelechi Iheanacho and Shinji Okazaki for the support role. Though as we showed last season too many times, Vardy needs more service and support.

We haven’t seen Rashford and Vardy partnered too often for England, when we have, they’ve been largely left ball watching from a lack of service. Rashford would certainly bring confidence, pace and a will to take on the opposition. Qualities we already have in theory with Demarai Gray (where wingers are concerned) but we’ve yet to see the best of him. Rashford’s attributes are fitted to our style though and perhaps he could be the answer Vardy has been crying out for.

If you’re a young player, Leicester City is a good club at present. Puel has already shown faith in a lot of our upcoming youngsters and has a superb track record of bringing in youngsters and developing them in his previous roles. There’s no doubt that if Riyad Mahrez does leave, this opens up a gap in our team for another winger. Replacing the Algerian is impossible, so we have to change tact and get a good player who can offer something a little different. Perhaps that could be Rashford, but if there is anything in this rumour, I struggle to see us preferring a loan move over a permanent deal for somebody else.

Newcastle fan, Harry De Cosemo – writes for The Sportsman, Four Four Two and Press Association Sport

Marcus Rashford would be the signing of the season for Newcastle, even on loan. He’s head and shoulders above any striker currently at the club or linked with a permanent move. 

Most Newcastle fans would prefer to sign players for the long-term, rather than develop other teams’. But it’s not every day that a player like Rashford comes available; like Kenedy did in January, he could really take Newcastle onto another level. Even if there is no chance of a prolonged stay, a loan deal is still something everybody connected with the club would jump at.

In terms of whether a move would worth it from his point of view; if Rafa Benitez is backed then it could be an exciting project for him to help spearhead at the start. But, at the same time, he could easily play in the Champions League next season, at Manchester United or elsewhere, so he will probably think he can get a bigger move.

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