Rafaela Pimenta offers Barcelona midfielder perfect for Xavi’s double-pivot

Barcelona have reportedly been offered the chance to sign a player they have been heavily linked with in the past — former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti.

That’s according to a recent report from Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, who claims the Italian playmaker, now playing in Qatar with Al-Arabi SC, has been presented to Barcelona as an alternative option for Xavi’s midfield which sees the tactician utilise a double-pivot.

Marco Verratti offered to Barcelona

Linked with a move to the Nou Camp back in 2017, Verratti, now 31, was denied the chance to move to La Liga after Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi refused to negotiate his star man’s sale.

Marco Verratti was a transfer target for Barcelona in 2017.

However, seven years later and, assuming Al-Arabi SC and Barcelona could agree on an eventual fee, the Pescara-born star could finally secure his dream transfer and return to Europe’s big time just 12 months after departing France.

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Verratti’s proposed return to European football is likely to hinge on the midfielder’s willingness to take a significant pay cut though.

Unlikely to earn at Barcelona what he is in Qatar, Verratti, represented by super-agent, and heir to Mino Raiola’s throne, Rafaela Pimenta, must decide what means more to him — money, or the chance to play at the highest level again.


Source link : https://www.caughtoffside.com/2024/05/02/barcelona-transfer-news-marco-verratti/

Author : Andrew Walker

Publish date : 2024-05-02 12:16:22

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