26-year-old midfielder wants to stay in France amid Man United interest
Man United-linked midfielder Marco Verratti has reportedly been offered a new long-term contract at Paris Saint Germain. Red Devils have previously identified Italy international as a transfer target, in a bid to solve their creative woes across the midfield.
Marco has emerged as one of the best playmakers in Europe since moving to Parc des Princes from Pescara back in 2012, helping the Parisians win 22 domestic titles in total. Norwegian manager will certainly need to bolster his squad in winter in order to turn things around in Manchester.
Man United could certainly use a man of his talents amid a transitional period at Old Trafford, but they have been dealt a transfer blow this week, with Verratti now ready to extend his stay in Paris. Ligue 1 giants have offered the diminutive superstar a bumper new deal, which will keep him at the French club until 2024.
The 26-year-old midfielder was considering a move away from PSG, with the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus all thought to be keen on securing his services. However, he ended up staying in Paris for the 2018-19 campaign and amid another summer of speculation in the last transfer window, he stays a key figure of PSG.
Red Devils might have been tempted to revive their interest in Italian midfielder next year, but it now looks unlikely that they could lure him away from France. His value is likely to skyrocket if he commits to fresh terms with PSG as expected and Man United could struggle to attract world-class footballers of his ilk given their ongoing struggles.