Marcus Rashford is at the centre of a multi-million pound battle, as sportswear powerhouses look to snatch him from Nike.
An exclusive report from the Mail claims that the 23-year-old is set for a ‘hugely lucrative’ sponsorship deal, with his current terms with Nike expiring.
It doesn’t surprise us that sportswear companies like Puma want Rashford on their books due to his ability as a footballer, being a star a Manchester United and his incredible off-the-pitch work to help vulnerable children.
The Mail report that Puma wish to make Rashford the face of their brand, but he’s not had any formal talks with anyone away from Nike.
Rashford has been able to make these amazing contributions while starring for United, during a time he became a national hero for all his charitable work that benefits the less fortunate. This season he has 18 goals in his account, with a lot more games to play in the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League.
The Mail mention that Puma have a ‘significant budget’ highlighted by the fact they signed Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar to a deal worth £21m a year.
Rashford has been with Nike for 12 years.