War between Barcelona and Juventus for Marco Verratti’s signature
The battle between Juventus and Barcelona in the Champions League could turn into a double battle. The reason? PSG midfielder Marco Verratti.
Il Corriere dello Sport says the Bianconeri are in the race for the star, along with Inter, Bayern and Monaco.
Verratti has been on Barcelona’s target list for a long time with the club believing he could be a long-term replacement for Andres Iniesta, who turns 33 in May – Verratti is 24.
However Barcelona have to compete with Juve now and Giuseppe Marotta, their director general, says they are looking for “A Higuain in the middle of the pitch”, i.e a signing like the Argentine, who cost 90 million euros. Juve are prepared to spend big.
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