Reports on Thursday suggested Real had reached an agreement with the Italy international, ahead of an approach to PSG regarding his transfer.However Real Madrid have dismissed speculation they have agreed a deal to sign Paris St. Germain midfielder Marco Verratti. It had been reported that Los Blancos had made an offer for the PSG star but they insist no contact has been made whatsoever.
Real Madrid have rubbished rumors that they have lodged a bid with Paris Saint-Germainfor Marco Verratti, insisting that they have not even made an enquiry about the availability of the midfielder.Verratti, 22, has greatly impressed at PSG this season but there are concerns the club may have to sell him in order to avoid another round of UEFA Financial Fair lay sanctions. Speculation has mounted that the Italian has courted interest from the Spanish giants, with the 22-year-old reportedly keen to join the Santiago Bernabeu club.
The Italy international is considered one of the most talented young playmakers in the game and has been repeatedly been linked with a host of top clubs, including Los Blancos.Verratti has emerged as one of the game’s hottest young properties since joining Les Parisiens for a reported £8m from Pescara in 2012.
“In light of the rumors spread by various media outlets concerning an alleged offer on the part of Real Madrid for the player Marco Verratti, the club states that Real Madrid have not made any contact with PSG or the player’s agent, and therefore theserumours are completely untrue,” a club statement read.
Undoubtedly, one of the most exciting and dynamic players for Paris Saint-Germain during their Treble-winning run in 2014-15 was Verratti, and apparently that has not gone unnoticed by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.However, all the news were quashed. Even PSG paid a reported €12 million to priceVerratti away from his native Pescara in the summer of 2012 and he has since played a key role in the club’s three successive Ligue 1 titles, as well as this season’s domestic treble.
Verratti himself has remained loyal to PSG when speaking about his future in public. “To see that the big teams of Europe have their eyes on you means you’re doing things right, but I have always said that my priority is to continue with PSG if they want me.I’m really good at the club and in the city. I’m part of a great project and we want to win the Champions League.”