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Barca Claim Verratti Wants To Leave PSG

FC Barcelona Claim Marco Verratti Wants To Leave Paris Saint-Germain

By Keegan Kruger - Jul 07, 2017 04:45 PM @KeeganKruger

Italy international Marco Verratti wants to join FC Barcelona, but Paris Saint-Germain do not want to sell him, according to Blaugrana president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

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The midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to the Camp Nou this season, and many feel he would be the perfect replacement for Andres Iniesta in the years to come.

Barca president Bartomeu has now stated that Verratti is ready to move to La Liga but his French side is not willing to accept any offers for him.

"Clubs want to negotiate. Look at Verratti, for instance, a player we're interested in signing, the coaches believe is good enough to play in Barca's midfield," Bartomeu told Mundo Deportivo.

"We know that the player would love to come to Barca but when you call PSG and you talk with the president (Nasser Al-Khelaifi), he says that he's not for sale and there is no release clause.

"As such, the president can decide if he feels like negotiating with us or not. In this sense, Spanish football is defenceless. Here, there are release clauses and there, there aren't. And outsiders can come and pay and we can't. So, for now, we've not sat down with PSG, despite the player's willingness to come to Barca. We must accept it.

"We had it before with Cesc (Fabregas) when Arsenal did not want to hold talks with us for a year. They told us by letter and we had to accept it.

"If Verratti had a clause, we could go for him. There is no formula. If you don't want to sell something...

"The player has said that he wants to leave but PSG tells him he'll be able to go only when his contract ends."

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The 24-year-old made 43 appearances for his Ligue 1 side last season, scoring three goals along the way.

Do you think Verratti should be allowed to leave? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jul 09, 2017 05:21 AM
Verratti should come straight to barca
Madrid City Joined: 14 May 2017
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Madrid City Jul 07, 2017 09:35 PM
Lol as if they want a great player.
Golden Boots Joined: 08 Feb 2015
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Golden Boots Jul 07, 2017 07:16 PM
We need real players not these overrated cows here ey!
indidane Joined: 12 Jan 2011
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indidane Jul 07, 2017 06:44 PM
Don't Worry Mr President , If The boy want to play for Barca, U ''ll get him b4 He turns 28.
fhulu m Joined: 09 Apr 2016
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fhulu m Jul 07, 2017 06:36 PM
Its fair enough. Dey don't want to sell him just lyk u guys wen u dont want to sell messi, stop being a coward nd accept. Dey do wat dey want with deir players
Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Jul 07, 2017 06:26 PM
Push harder we need him in barca
Phikza Joined: 20 Oct 2013
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Phikza Jul 07, 2017 06:06 PM
Just let the boy go...
lulikho Joined: 08 Aug 2013
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lulikho Jul 07, 2017 06:02 PM
Even you Mr President...You always say Messi & Iniesta are not for sale. So PSG President is not wrong, its his choice, his club...if he is wrong, take him to court.
Jay Terrol Joined: 27 Sep 2016
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Jay Terrol Jul 07, 2017 05:49 PM
He can't score goals for me he's overrated

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