Verratti's Agent Slams PSG For Blocking Barca Move
Marco Verratti's Agent Slams PSG For Blocking Barca Move
One Paris Saint-Germain star's agent has hit out at the French side for not allowing them to engage in negotiations with FC Barcelona.
Barcelona are keen on signing Italian midfielder, Marco Verratti as they look to bolster their midfield ahead of the new season.
Blaugrana president Josep Maria Bartomeu claims the player wants to join the Catalan giants, but PSG are not willing to sell.
"Paris Saint-Germain want to build a competitive team that wins in Europe and doesn't just win Ligue 1 and the French Cup,” Verratti's agent, Donato Di Campli told Corriere dello Sport.
“There has been a lot of talk about [Kylian] Mbappe and an offer of €150 million, but no Champions League-calibre player has arrived so far.
"To refuse to sell Verratti for €100m has become a matter of pride…do you know what [Nasser] Al-Khelaifi told me?
"He said that there is a contract to 2021 and that we can't ever sell [Verratti] because he is considered to be a champion and a player the team is to be built around.
"He said if he sells him he'd be risking his job and that in Doha they'd never forgive him: he is a prisoner of Paris Saint-Germain's Emir.
"Verratti knows perfectly well his contractual obligations to PSG, but it's normal that he is flattered by Barcelona's interest."
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