Insider explains why Man United are unlikely to sign top 24-year-old midfielder
ESPN reporter David Amoyal believes Manchester United won't sign PSG midfielder Marco Verratti in the summer
Manchester United are unlikely to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti in the summer transfer window, according to David Amoyal.
The Italy international has been linked with a potential switch to the 20-time English champions over the past week or so.
Barcelona have been heavily linked with a move to sign the Italy international as new manager Ernesto Valverde looks to overhaul his squad.
However, Verratti’s decision to appoint infamous super agent Mino Raiola as his new representative has triggered reports of a move to Old Trafford.
Raiola has overseen the transfers of four clients to Manchester United over the past 12 months: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku.
However, ESPN reporter Amoyal believes Verratti is set to move to Barcelona if the versatile midfielder opts to leave PSG this summer.
“The Italian midfielder’s decision to replace longtime agent Donato Di Campli with Mino Raiola reignited the rumours linking him to Manchester United,” Amoyal wrote in ESPN.
“While it’s certainly true Raiola has done a lot of business with the Red Devils, most recently with Romelu Lukaku’s transfer, it’s far from certain that Verratti will leave PSG.
“Two of Raiola’s clients, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Blaise Matuidi, weren’t allowed to leave the French side in previous summers despite wanting to join new teams, and Verratti seems set on joining Barcelona if he were allowed to leave France’s capital.”
Manchester United have signed Benfica defender Victor Lindelof and Everton’s Lukaku in the summer transfer window so far.
The Red Devils finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last season but still managed to win the EFL Cup and the Europa League.