Man Utd now want to sign world-class star, club ready to sell for £51m

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Marco Verratti, a midfielder for Paris Saint-Germain, has caught the attention of Manchester United, according to the today’s issue of the French newspaper L’Equipe.

Yesterday’s Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur ended in a disheartening 2-0 loss for the Red Devils. It was the second straight game that they struggled with midfield possession.

In order to support Casemiro, Gary Neville has pushed the team to bring in a new holding midfielder, and according to L’Equipe, Verratti is a target for both United and Bayern Munich.

After 11 years at the club, the Italian has been declared surplus to needs by PSG manager Luis Enrique, and he is free to go for the correct price before the deadline.

The 30-year-old has already agreed to personal terms with Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahli, but the two parties have not yet agreed on a transfer fee for the Euro 2020 champion to be paid to Les Parisiens.

L’Equipe thinks that United could yet make a late approach as a result of this.

United ought to look for a more youthful defensive midfielder.

Casemiro, a world-class holding midfielder who plays for the Red Devils, has had another sluggish start to the season. In the upcoming games, he must get better.

In our opinion, the team needs a fierce rival who can either play alongside him or in his stead. Verratti has extensive experience—he has played for PSG in over 400 games—but United ought to look elsewhere.

The Italian won’t be a long-term addition because he will turn 31 before the new year. He presently makes £12.3 million a year in pay, and he wants to make about £17.1 million at his next club.

Les Parisiens are not inclined to let him leave on the cheap in the meantime. They turned down an Al-Hilal offer around £26 million earlier this summer. To take into account his summer departure, the club wants £51 million.

Verratti would be a fantastic temporary solution for United, but we personally think the team should focus on Sofyan Amrabat from Fiorentina instead, who is almost four years younger than the Italian.

Amrabat is a superb ball handler and distributor who lacks Verratti’s aggressive tackling style, making him the ideal player to play alongside Casemiro in the centre of the park.

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