With only 18 days left for the transfer window to officially open, the tabloids and rumour mongers are in full swing as they are spewing out stories at an exponential rate.
If the previous week was dominated by strikers, the advent of this week was marked by the midfielders being targeted. After the Tolisso to Bayern and the Bakayoko to Chelsea rumours, it was Verratti’s turn to get linked with an exit.
Despite PSG having a rare off-season, Verratti was still at his consistent best and it was his metronomic display at the heart of midfield that kept PSG hunting for the Ligue 1 title till the very end.
However, Verratti has spent five seasons now at the French capital and understandably would be looking for a bigger challenge after winning four Ligue 1 titles. According to the reliable L’Equipe, Verratti has asked PSG’s new director of sports, Antero Henrique for a transfer away.
This news has visibly excited Manchester United fans and some of them have already drawn a blueprint for United’s midfield next season in the form of Pogba, Herrera and Verratti.
This trio looks quite daunting indeed with enough potential to challenge the renowned midfields of Real Madrid and Barcelona. One added benefit of this probable midfield would be the fluidity amongst the three players as all of them can transition between holding, box-to-box and playmaking midfielders.
Check out the dreamy-eyed tweets from the Old Trafford faithful as they wait in anticipation for their club to make a move for the Italian:
-With Verratti being available atm . I really think United should be going in for him. A Pogba- Herrera- Veratti Midfield would be something
— Unavailable (@md_laolu) June 11, 2017
If it's true that Verratti is available mufc should talk to agent and club. Pogba-Verratti-Herrera would be phenomenal.
— Jody Pietersen (@JodyP86) June 11, 2017
Imagine a midfield of Herrera-Verratti-Pogba. Oh my days. I don’t care, break the bank if you have to @EdWoodward
— United (@VintageMUFC) June 11, 2017
Pogba. Verratti. Herrera would be a dream like dream of all dreams @ManUtd
— Ife (@Ifedayyo) June 11, 2017
Never gonna happen but a midfield 3 of Herrera Verratti Pogba would be the best midfield in the world! Fantasy stuff! https://t.co/UMfn01pmOf
— Mobi (@MobiMulla) June 11, 2017
If we could only get our hands on that little Italian pass maestro, Verratti!
Herrera – Verratti – Pogba #MUFC
— Joel Mathew (@joel_mathew93) June 11, 2017
I’d offer PSG whatever amount they want for Marco Verratti. Could be the absolutely ideal midfield partner for Pogba & Herrera.
— NYR/J/M & MUFC Tim (@nyjtim) June 11, 2017
Much needed at the moment. Need a CL quality midfielder. Herrera,Verratti,Pogba trio will be worth it.
— Krishna (@KrishG990) June 11, 2017