Manchester United-linked Marquinhos comments on possible PL switch

The young Brazilian defender was part of the PSG side that ruined Chelsea's Champions League dreams.

Marquinhos remains one of the most promising defenders in the world, with Manchester United reportedly still eager to add the youngster to their back line – according to the Mirror.

Louis van Gaal would have watched with interest as the young Brazilian impressed for a PSG side that knocked Chelsea out of the Champions League on Wednesday.

The former Roma man has proved his versatility recently, making a series of appearances at right-back, as well as deputising in the middle of the defence.

Still just 20-years-old, Sky Sports recently reported on an interview Marquinhos conducted with Telefoot where the defender revealed that United and Barcelona, two of the world's biggest clubs, were pursuing him in the summer.

And when questioned again on the prospect of a move to the Premier League by FourFourTwo magazine, the youngster had this to say: "The Premier League is watched around the world. There is even some concern in Brazil about children supporting English teams.

"We had some talks with some sides in the past, but I’m happy at PSG now."

Marquinhos did well to avoid giving a definite answer on a future move, while emphasising where his current loyalties lie. Performances like he gave at Stamford Bridge are sure to see suitors returning in the next transfer window with increased interest.

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