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5 World Class players wanted by both Barcelona and Real Madrid

We are bound to witness an El Clasico in the transfer window this summer

Top 5 / Top 10 17 May 2017, 12:26 IST
BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 03:  Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona conducts the ball next to Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou stadium on December 3, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)
Who will lure better players?

Barcelona and Real Madrid are going to have a busy transfer window this summer. Both the Spanish giants are on the hunt for world-class players to make their squad stronger and have set sights on many players.

With the clubs having the same motive, some players they are targeting are also a part of the transfer wish-list made up by their rival. We are bound to see an El Clasico in the market this season, just like we did last summer.

Last summer, the clubs set sights on signing Andre Gomes from Valencia, and that was an entertaining battle. Real Madrid had reportedly agreed a €30M fee + add-ons for the midfielder only for Barcelona to swoop in at the last moment with a €35M + add-ons bid and sign the Portuguese international.

Something similar is bound to take place this summer as well as these five players are on the shopping list of both the clubs:

#5 - Marco Verratti

FLORENCE, ITALY - MARCH 20:  Marco Verratti of Italy looks on prior to the training session at the club's training ground at Coverciano on March 20, 2017 in Florence, Italy.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
Who will Verratti choose?

Barcelona and Real Madrid are in the market for a star midfielder, and Marco Verratti is the one that's caught both the club's eye. The Paris Saint-Germain star is a target for Chelsea as well, but with the Spanish giants in the race, the Premier League champions have no chance of signing him.

Los Blancos see him as the ideal replacement for Luka Modric, who's being linked with a move away from Bernabeu this summer. Blaugrana want him to be the successor to Andrés Iniesta. The Spaniard is set to leave the club after the end of the 2017/18 season according to reports.

PSG are reportedly ready to sell the Italian midfielder for €70 million. However, with both Barcelona and Real Madrid keen on signing him, the price will shoot up.

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