Real Madrid to battle Manchester City for Brazilian star

Real Madrid to battle Manchester City for Brazilian star

Marquinhos controls the ball during a French L1 football match - FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images

Real Madrid and Manchester City are ready start a fight to sign Brazilian defender Marquinhos, according to reports from Transfermarkt.

The 22-year-old is one of the most talented defenders in Europe. However, he’s not getting all the minutes of action he needs at Paris Saint Germain, as Thiago Silva and David Luiz are the starting centre-backs.

Thus, Marquinho will seek to leave Paris next summer and many European giants see this as a great opportunity of signing a world-class defender at a relatively low cost.

Barcelona had shown a great interest in signing the Brazilian. In fact, reported a few days ago that the player had already reached an agreement with the Azulgranas.

However, according to the latest transfer rumours, Real Madrid and Manchester City have made Marquinhos one of their priorities for next summer and they will fight to seduce the young centre-back.

PSG are also trying to convince Marquinhos to stay and sign a contract extension, but that seems highly unlikely to happen as long as both Silva and Luiz remain in the squad.

Chelsea and Bayern Munich have also been eyeing Marquinhos, so surely he will have plenty of offers to choose from at the end of the season.