Barca Identify Verratti Alternative?
FC Barcelona Identify Marco Verratti Alternative?
FC Barcelona have reportedly singled out which star they will attempt to sign if they fail to lure Paris Saint-Germain's Marco Verratti to the Camp Nou.
The Catalan club has been heavily linked with the Italian midfielder, with Spanish media tipping the player to join Barca at some point during the off-season.
However, the club are said to have their doubts over signing the Italy international, which has led to them identifying a possible alternative.
According to AS, Barca will target Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez if they fail to sign Verratti, who reportedly wants to leave France.
Saul has impressed for the Blaugrana's La Liga rivals in recent seasons, and has already made 148 appearances for Diego Simeone's side.
The 22-year-old is believed to have a buyout clause of about €80 million (R1.1 billion) in his current contract with the Rojiblancos.
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