Reports: Manchester United targets Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti in €100 million transfer
Manchester United are reportedly willing to offer €100m to Paris Saint-Germain for their midfielder Marco Verratti. The Red Devils are under new management as Jose Mourinho stepped in a few weeks ago and has since taken over transfers insisting on bringing in new faces to fit his team profile, report Corriere Dello Sport.
The Italian has been a mainstay in the national team and for Paris but an injury ruled him out of the UEFA European Championships this summer. Tipped to be back to full fitness much before the start of the season, Mourinho believes Verratti could be the one to bring United's midfield back to life.
The 23-year-old is a short diminutive midfielder who is capable of winning battles despite his build. His tenacity when on the ball is as admired as his passing; and when alongside a holding midfielder is able to create chances and set attacks in motion with his quick feet and give-and-go passing style.
The report also states that while Manchester United are interested in signing the young Italian, another possible signing – in the like of Zlatan Ibrahimovic – could further convince Verratti to swap the Parc des Princes for Old Trafford.
Zlatan is reportedly close to completing his transfer to Manchester United but his commitment to the national team in the UEFA European Championships is holding back the deal from going through as soon as possible. The 33-year-old living legend is expected to sign a two-year deal with a reportedly whopping £220,000-a-week deal in place.
Manchester United have so far completed the signing of Eric Bailly and are said to be on the lookout for multiple other players with the likes of Alvaro Morata, Willian, Nemanja Matic and James Rodriguez linked.
Jose Mourinho is also said to be considering the futures of players such as Daley Blind, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Jesse Lingard and more.