Manchester United‘s hopes of acquiring Marco Verratti may well be dead in the water after his agent confirmed that the player was on the brink of signing his fourth contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain.
The Italian midfielder has been sought after by a number of European clubs owing to his fantastic performances for Paris Saint-Germain.
According to reports by the Metro, Manchester United were pretty keen on signing the former Pescara man to strengthen their team which has been rather weak lately. However, the Ligue 1 giants don’t want to part with their versatile midfielder and have placed a whopping £72m price-tag on his head.
The Red Devils chief Louis van Gaal thus, seems to have lost this opportunity as Verratti’s representative, Donato Di Campli has already stated that the young midfielder has agreed on a new contract with his current team.
Di Campli told Corriere dello Sport, “It only lacks a few details, but here we are. We must still put everything in black and white, but we have found an agreement. He will stay a long time at Paris St-Germain, at least until 2020.”
“This is already his fourth contract extension here, and he is now demonstrating that he deserves these revaluations.”
Verratti has established himself as a PSG mainstay ever since he joined them four years ago at the age of 19. The young man has done massively well in his time in France and it’s no surprise that the French side are so reluctant to lose him.