Two hot topic stories are discussed regarding Paul Pogba and Marco Verratti.
Serie A’s most marketable player, Paul Pogba has been linked with a move to Manchester United in recent weeks. Unless you’ve had your head buried in the sand or been on holiday on an island in the middle of nowhere, you know that this story has been the talk of the summer.
Last week it was reported, then soon after denied that a deal had been struck. Juve’s Sporting Director publicly dismissed that a deal had been defined, perhaps waiting to see what lurking Real Madrid would do. As of now, it’s reportedly a “matter of hours” by several journalists in Italy.
But perhaps the biggest clue regarding Pogba’s future came from a Tweet he published this afternoon with a little red cap on, leaving a hotel.
— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) July 27, 2016
Juventus have reportedly been offered a deal they deem acceptable, Manchester United will pay Juventus €110 million + take on Mino Raiola’s commission fee. Which could round the total price close to €130 million. A total record smashing affair on multiple fronts.
Marco Verratti to Real Madrid?
This deal is contingent on whether or note Toni Kroos leaves the Spanish capital. Real Madrid had been offered around €70-75 million by Manchester City for the Germany international. In a move that will seemingly copy their crosstown rivals Manchester United, Kroos would be used to drastically reinforce the center of the park for the Citizens.
Marco Verratti, was recently praised by Zinedine Zidane, the Real Madrid coach who’s currently guiding his team on their US Tour. The two sides actually played each other tonight in Ohio but neither player featured. Verratti is supposedly recovering from fitness concerns, which could very well be the case.
French newspaper L’Equipe reported that Verratti had been performing very well in training up to this point, however. PSG had reportedly rejected Real Madrid’s first offer of €50 million cash for the Italian. It seems that the Pescara born midfielder will be the key piece of the Emery puzzle this season.
As with all contingent deals, there’s multiple moving parts that need to align in order for it to come full circle. With the transfer window still open for more than a month, a lot can happen.