Marco Verratti closes on Santiago Bernabeu move

Marco Verratti closes on Santiago Bernabeu move


Italian midfielder Marco Verratti will sign for Real Madrid this summer, French sports magazine France Football has claimed.

Los Blancos might be looking for a box-to-box midfielder to reinforce their squad, and Carlo Ancelotti has set the Paris Saint-Germain man on top of his shortlist. France Football has stated Verratti could leave the French capital for around 30 million euros.

Ancelotti knows Verratti well from his previous job as PSG’s boss. The Italian became a crucial piece of Carlo’s 4-3-2-1 formation.

Verratti was already linked with a move to the Spanish capital last summer, but the French club was reluctant to sell.

This time, things could be easier for Florentino Perez if PSG manage to sign Manchester City’s Yaya Toure, who has reportedly requested to leave North England.

With Xabi Alonso turning 33 this year, Los Blancos are in need of a replacement, especially since Asier Illarramendi has proved not to be ready for the job yet.

Rumours have also said that Los Merengues are planning on making a move for Sevilla’s Ivan Rakitic as well, but it seems highly unlikely that both players could arrive to the Santiago Bernabeu.

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  1. that will be a very good signing for real madrid supporting modric and maria in the midfield trio since asier is not improving in his game.

  2. I admire verratti a lot because of his outstanding technical qualities, but he has a huge physical disadvantage & pairing along side modric could leave Madrid physically weak in the middle of the park, allowing physical opponent to dominant midfield battle against us

  3. i think we should signed verratti ivan rakitic who will be very good in playing along side with modric in the middle of the field and also i think we need an upfront like saurez or aguero also illaramendi should be told to improved on his game

  4. also selling angel di maria is a big disadvantage because he has pick forme and has controbuted so much on real success and also real is using contra attach system and di maria is very good in contra attach so we should not be selling such players of contra attach system look at his influence of contra attach that let to the defeat of Bayern munich