Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has told Spanish publication Diario Sport of Barcelona’s interest in him, and has admitted that he enjoys their fluid style of play.
The Catalan giants made history last season by becoming the only team to have won the treble on two separate occasions, doing so with a La Liga, Copa Del Rey and Champions League triumph.
Aside from their trophy-laded success, Luis Enrique’s side accomplished their feat playing a dynamic style of football which yielded a record 122 goals through trio Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.
Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that? Well, speaking to Diario Sport, Verratti has all but left the door open for a future Barca switch, as he stated their interest and revealed his own intentions.
“Barcelona is one of the best teams in the world, they’ve been at the top for a very long time. When such a strong team is interested in you, it’s pleasing and it’s true that I like their style of play,” he explained.
Should Barcelona make a move for Marco Verratti?
If there is one thing the club’s recent 4-0 Spanish Super Cup first-leg defeat at Athletic Bilbao taught us, it’s that beyond Barca’s best XI, the squad isn’t nearly as strong as what it could be.
Boss Luis Enrique decided to juggle his squad for the clash at San Mames, and opted for a youthful midfield of Sergio Roberto and Rafinha over Andres Iniesta and Ivan Rakitic.
The gamble failed, as the visitors were put under huge amounts of pressure. With Xavi no longer there, there is certainly scope for another midfield signing alongside Arda Turan.
Italian international Verratti is a wonderful player on the ball who boasts excellent passing range, sharp movement and a real touch of quality. He would be an ideal addition at the Nou Camp.