According to L’Equipe, Italian PSG Midfielder Marco Verratti is being scouted by Juventus, perhaps as a successor to Andrea Pirlo. Juventus was very close to purchasing the player before PSG did. Juventus’ Fabio Paratici was spotted at the match between PSG and Bayer Leverkusen. He had a good performance, delivering a nice assist.
Marco Verratti was a standout performer in the Under 21 European Championships for Italy, and was a major component of their success. He had only played 15 matches for the “Azzurrini” before being capped at the senior level. He even scored a goal against the Netherlands to tie up the match on the senior squad. Verratti has been hailed as the “new Andrea Pirlo” and has had many important performances for both the Azzurri and PSG.