Rumors are circulating in French media that Manchester United has extended an offer to secure the services of Italian international player Marco Verratti, who is expected to part ways with Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
According to reports from L’Equipe (via PSG Report), both the Red Devils and Bayern Munich have shown interest in Verratti, a versatile 30-year-old capable of playing effectively in central and deep midfield roles.
Despite having an agreement in place with Saudi side Al-Ahli, Verratti, who has not settled on terms with the Ligue 1 champions, remains a sought-after figure.
A month ago, Marca (via Paisley Gates) revealed Liverpool’s contemplation of signing the Azzurri star, with PSG seeking a fee of €70 million (£60 million).
L’Equipe (via GFFN) now suggests that a move to Old Trafford for the veteran cannot be ruled out.
Verratti, boasting a stellar career with thirty domestic trophies at PSG, was also a key player in Italy’s triumph at the European Championships two years ago under Roberto Mancini’s guidance.
With 55 international caps, Verratti’s midfield prowess could be a valuable addition for Erik ten Hag’s squad. However,
Manchester United might need to offer substantial wages to persuade him to resist lucrative offers from the Middle East.
Corriere dello Sport reports that Al-Ahli has reportedly reached an agreement with Verratti, entailing a yearly salary of fifty million euros for the next three years.