The future of Arsenal-linked Marco Verratti is complicated, admits the player’s agent.

  • Verratti could leave PSG this summer
  • Barcelona, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been linked
  • The player could cost £88m

Verratti wants to leave PSG after failing to win the Ligue 1 title last season, according to reports.

However, his agent has said that any move away from the French club will be complicated due to the size of the transfer fee.

“It’s very complicated, but we have expressed our ideas to PSG,” Donato Di Campli, Verratti’s agent, said. “We’re not talking about Barcelona or other clubs, it’s about projects.”

“I think I represent a champion and clearly I have questions. To be a champion you have to win.”

“If PSG don’t want to sell him, despite offers from all over Europe, then we’d have to examine our consciences in Italy.”

“It’s difficult. I think it’s a deal which is still out of the scope of Italian clubs.”

Verratti could cost teams around £88m, which would certainly limit the number of clubs capable of buying him. Barcelona have been the most strongly linked, followed by Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.

Arsenal’s link to the Italian seems tenuous at best, not least because his value is likely beyond what the Gunners would be willing to pay.

Not only that, it’s doubtful Arsenal’s project is one that would excite Verratti given the lack of Champions League football and their last title coming in 2004.

This is all assuming PSG would even allow the player to leave in the first place.


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