Arsenal may be set to take 'big risk' on Rashford as '£45m' deal touted

By Danny Mills

3rd May, 2022 | 11:11am

Arsenal may be taking 'big risk' on Marcus Rashford as '£45m' deal touted - pundit

It would be a “big risk” for Arsenal to sign Marcus Rashford for “£45million” this summer, according to Danny Mills.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Man City and England full-back claimed Rashford has not proven his best position is centre-forward and his confidence is too low to thrive at Arsenal.

A Gunners source told Football Insider last week (28 April) the 24-year-old is a leading option as they target a frontline forward in the transfer window.

The club have put aside £45million to sign a player who can slot straight into Mikel Arteta’s starting XI.

The Athletic reported last month (22 April) that sporting director Edu has made contact with Gabriel Jesus’ camp about a possible move from Man City.

And Mills has claimed they should target the Brazilian over Rashford.

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He told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “I still don’t know where Marcus Rashford’s best position.

“I’m not convinced he’s an out-and-out number nine centre-forward.

“Would you take the risk of spending £45million on Marcus Rashford and putting him into that situation and relying on him when his confidence has been down and his performance levels have been down? That’s a big risk to put all your eggs in that one basket.

“Gabriel Jesus or Rashford at the same price? You take Jesus all day long because there is far less risk with that deal.”

Rashford has managed just five goals in 32 appearances across all competitions for Man United this term.

After finding the net three times in his first four appearances of the season, he has only scored twice since – in back-to-back Premier League games in January.

In other news, an ex-Premier League referee has revealed an Arsenal player should get an extended ban as controversial footage is analysed.