Manchester United have reportedly set their sights on Paris Saint-Germain’s midfield maestro, Marco Verratti. The seasoned Italian has found himself sidelined at PSG under new coach Luis Enrique, not featuring in the initial two Ligue 1 fixtures of the season.
While Saudi Pro League club Al-Ahli is believed to have reached personal terms with Verratti, they’ve not yet agreed on a transfer fee with PSG. L’Equipe suggests that the Red Devils are keenly monitoring the developments, implying that United could be significant contenders in the race for Verratti’s services.
Furthermore, Bayern Munich is said to be in the mix, seeking to bolster their midfield arsenal this transfer window. Verratti, who transitioned to PSG from Pescara in 2012, has played a whopping 416 matches for the French side, boasting 11 goals and 61 assists.
Last season, Verratti clocked in 38 appearances for PSG, but it seems his tenure with the French titans might be drawing to a close. Despite bagging nine Ligue 1 titles with PSG, the elusive Champions League trophy remains absent from his collection.
This summer saw United reinforce their midfield with Mason Mount, but with Fred exiting and rumours around Scott McTominay and Donny van de Beek’s future, there’s speculation on more changes. While United’s interest in Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat isn’t new, an official bid remains pending. Moreover, Liverpool is rumoured to have engaged in discussions with Amrabat’s camp.
Following a rocky performance against Tottenham Hotspur recently, United’s midfield shortcomings became evident. They’re also reportedly exploring striking options, especially with whispers of Anthony Martial’s potential exit.