Arsenal and Chelsea have been given a big boost in their hopes of capturing Paris Saint Germain’s elegant young midfielder Marco Verratti, after his agent confirmed that the player had a potential move to Real Madrid fall apart this summer, as reported by the Daily Express.
A move from Pescara in 2012 saw Marco Verratti slowly establish himself as a key player for the French giants. His importance to PSG can be seen by the fact that he has stopped Yohan Cabaye truly creating a berth for himself in the first team, despite the former Newcastle man’s immense quality.
Both Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger are keen on Verratti, but they thought they had missed the opportunity to sign him when he seemed set to move to Real this summer.
His agent, however, said Real failed to meet PSG’s demands for the midfielder, suggesting that there is still an opportunity for the Premier League sides to bring him in in the coming transfer windows.
Donato Di Campli said: “Did Real Madrid try to sign Verratti? You could say that, yes.
“Madrid made an offer for Marco, but PSG had their demands and the clubs didn’t reach an agreement, so we didn’t do anything more.
“This is why Marco stayed put and still plays with PSG.”