Manchester United and England international Alessia Russo has rejected an offer to extend her contract with the club. The 23-year-old forward who is part of the Lionesses’ squad for this summer’s Euros, has a year remaining on her current deal but she is not willing to remain in the club.
Manchester United England Star Alessia Russo Rejects New Deal from Club
Russo is not believed to be in talks with other clubs, but there has been interested from elsewhere in England, Europe and the United States. She scored nine goals in 22 Women’s Super League appearances last season. The Manchester United starker is expected to play the 2022-23 WSL campaign at United but could leave on a free transfer next summer if agreements over a new deal are not agreed.
United, who finished fourth last season, are yet to sign anyone in the transfer window, although it only opened on 17 June and closes on 8 September. It is understood the club has a lower budget than at least five clubs in the WSL and has struggled to compete with player salaries, which has potentially cost them signing several targets.
One of their player Ona Batlle has a one-year option remaining on her contract too, but Barcelona and Chelsea have both expressed an interest in signing her which means the club could be leaving the club.