Football   |   May 11, 2023

Real Madrid linked with PSG midfielder Marco Veratti

Real Madrid are looking to reinforce their squad in the upcoming summer transfer window. Despite their recent successes in club competitions, it has become evident that the team lacks the necessary depth and options to consistently perform at the highest level throughout the season. The club is expected to bring in new players to address this issue.

There have been rumours circulating that Real Madrid is the frontrunner to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham in the summer. However, another midfielder has expressed his interest in joining the club as well. Follow your favourite La Liga team with attractive betting odds from NextBet.

PSG’s Marco Verratti, the Italian international, is reportedly seeking a way out of the French club and has set his sights on a move to Real Madrid. According to L’Equipe (via Mundo Deportivo), Verratti has been in constant contact with Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti and sees the Spanish club as an ideal destination.

While there appears to be a desire on Verratti’s part to join Real Madrid, a move in the near future seems unlikely. Verratti is 30 years old, and Real Madrid has not been keen on signing veteran players, except on a free transfer. Additionally, Verratti’s contract with PSG runs until 2026, and Real Madrid’s relationship with the French club is not the best, which could hamper negotiations.

Furthermore, Real Madrid is expected to retain all of their key midfielders for the next season while adding Bellingham to the mix. Therefore, they might not require Verratti, given the options they have in the middle of the park. Follow NextBet Sports to get all updates from the La Liga.