Paris Saint-Germain’s 24-year-old midfielder has made his intentions known as regards quitting the Ligue 1 club this summer.
Italy international Marco Verratti has reportedly informed PSG that he wants to leave the club this summer with a move to Barcelona being touted according to the Sun.
Considered one of the best creative midfielders in Europe, Verratti has all the technical skill, vision and passing range to make him tailor-made for Barcelona and it looks as though he’s edging ever closer to a move to the Nou Camp.
He moved to the French capital in 2012, and has collected four Ligue 1 titles and a staggering 11 other domestic trophies during his time with PSG.
However, he has been heavily linked with an exit this summer, and according to The Sun, it looks as though he wants a move to Barcelona ahead of next season.
It’s claimed that Verratti met with a Barcelona official in Ibiza over the weekend to hold initial discussions over a deal, and while that’s undoubtedly a positive step, there is no suggestion that a fee or personal terms have been agreed as of yet.