The race to sign Marco Verratti between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur is about to begin.
Verratti initially enrolled at PSG in the summer of 2012. Over the years, he has grown stronger and stronger. Over 410 games have seen the Italian midfielder play while on the team. In addition, he has made 72 contributions to goals. His market value currently hovers around €50 million.
The Italian international has participated in 34 games for the French club so far this season. He has been a constant for them in the park’s middle. Verratti has contributed, but PSG as a whole has fallen short of expectations.
The 30-year-old has contributed greatly to the team for more than ten years. But it appears that he will leave PSG in the summer. Verratti lacks confidence in the club’s current project and is unsure of it. Additionally, the criticism from the audience hasn’t been helpful.
The Italian midfielder is under contract to the club through the summer of 2026, but he is expected to leave during the upcoming transfer window. And both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in adding him to their squads.
Erik Ten Hag wants to make his team even stronger. The Dutch manager has noted a few crucial areas that require improvement. One of them is the midfield. Ten Hag is fervently hoping that Manchester United will sign a new top-tier midfielder so that he can team up with Casemiro in the team’s field-center position.
Verratti is a player he is keeping an eye on because he can easily transition into that position and play in the manner of the Dutch manager. Manchester United will face a tough challenge from Spurs because they are also in the running.
In preparation for the upcoming season, Tottenham wants to strengthen their team. Strengthening their midfield is their top priority. They are willing to go to great lengths to acquire the 30-year-old midfielder for their team.
Spurs are hopeful that acquiring Verratti will help them convince Julian Nagelsmann to become their next manager. It will be interesting to see who prevails when Manchester United and Spurs compete for the PSG midfielder.