Barcelona President Admits Want to Recruit Verratti
Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, stated that it does have a desire to recruit Marco Verratti Manfaat Buah Naga.
However, he also admitted facing obstacles to bring the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) player to Camp Nou.
Marco Verratti has been the main target of FC Barcelona in the summer transfer market 2017. Barcelona reportedly has made an offer of 80 million euros (approximately Rp 1.2 trillion) to propel Verratti.
However, PSG refused because reluctant to lose the Italian player in the near future.
“Verratti is a player we like,” said Sports Director Robert Fernandez, who wants him to join, as did coach Ernesto Valverde and General Director Pep Segura, “Bartomeu told Diario Sport.
“We also know that Verratti wants to join Barca and now the problem is that PSG has said it does not want to negotiate Verratti also does not have a release clause that makes us unable to redeem it,” he said.
This decision is certainly very risky for PSG. If Verratti has no intention to defend Les Parisiens, the player will certainly not play seriously and pull out all his abilities.
Bartomeu also admitted that if this transfer does not happen, Barcelona will look for other alternative players. Players like Lucas Lima (Santos), Paulinho (Guangzhou Evergrande), and Dani Ceballos (Real Betis) have often been cited as being the target of the Blaugrana.
“Robert and Valverde are now thinking of other options.To date it is still impossible for us to bring Verratti, but the transfer market is still open until August 31,” Bartomeu said.
“I can not guarantee any transfers because it all depends on the market and how the negotiations are going on.” To this day, PSG is still unwilling to negotiate, “he said.