Barcelona’s long-term targets, Marco Verratti, has made a noteworthy stride towards linking up with the Blaugrana in the wake of confirming to Paris Saint-Germain that he needs to take off.
The midfielder has likely been the one player who has been in Barca circle the most as of late, and though the Catalans won’t be able to finalise a deal until the start of the new fiscal year toward the beginning of July.
However, the way things are, it seems the Catalan giants have stolen a walk on their rivals and sit in pole position to secure the Italian international after reports developed that Barcelona definitely knows how much the midfielder would cost them.
The forces that be in Catalunya have made patching up their midfield a serious need this summer with question marks hanging over André Gomes’ awful performances and the continued reliance on an ageing Andrés Iniesta
Therefore, it is comprehended that Veratti’s name tops Barca’s transfer list, the constant speculation was prompted after “L”E quipe” announced that Verratti as of late met with senior PSG officials with talks regarding him leaving the French club for green pastures.
La Gazzetta Dello Sport also claims that the Catalans are prepared to offer Verratti a mouth-watering €10 million every year, four times what PSG were to offer, with rumours also mounting that the offer could add up to in excess of €100 million.
Barcelona are in no rush to wrap up the deal but are seriously prepared to play the long game in the event that it means catching one of the best midfielders in world football right now.