'End product is so good': Jude Bellingham hails 'brilliant' £200k-a-week player Chelsea reportedly want to sign
Jude Bellingham was left blown away last night by the England performance from Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, who’s reportedly a transfer target for Chelsea.
Rashford, 25, helped inspire England to a 3-0 win over Wales on Tuesday at the World Cup. Gareth Southgate’s side will now face Senegal in the last 16 after topping their group.
In-form attacker Rashford, who’s out of contract at Old Trafford next summer, has actually been linked with Chelsea recently.
Journalist Simon Phillips claimed earlier this month that Graham Potter’s side are currently eyeing the rapid forward.
The £200,000-a-week star is the joint-top scorer at the World Cup right now and appears to have rediscovered his golden touch in front of goal. Therefore, it’s no surprise the Daily Mail reported last month that Manchester United plan to tie Rashford’s future down with a new contract.
Marcus Rashford performance
Bellingham, who’s another England star linked with Chelsea, waxed lyrical about his teammate’s performance yesterday against Wales.
“I’m so happy for him (Rashford), what a performance,” Bellingham said.
“He was brilliant. When he gets the ball and he’s got that freedom to take people on, his end product is so good as well.
“The free kick, in a game like this where there’s big pressure on a free kick like that, and the way he’s delivered it is brilliant.”
Rashford looks one of the most dangerous attackers in the Premier League when he’s playing well, scoring eight goals so far this season for Manchester United.
It looks like Gareth Southgate made the right call to bring him back into the England squad just in time for the World Cup.
His pace and directness frightens opposition defenders, so he could be a key weapon going forward for England.
In our view, it would be a massive shock to see him exit Manchester United. It would be an even bigger surprise to see him end up at Chelsea.