Published On: Tue, Feb 19th, 2013

Manchester United and Barcelona eye PSG midfielder

PSG midfielder Marco Verratti has caught the eye of Manchester United and Barcelona, reports in England suggest.

The 20-year-old has enjoyed a good start to life in Paris and Sir Alex Ferguson has identified him as a potential summer target.

According to the Daily Express, the Old Trafford club will be on the lookout for a new central midfielder to fill the boots of Paul Scholes, who could retire for a second time this summer.

The player’s agent Donato di Campli also confirmed interest from the English club as well as Spanish giants Barcelona.

“Many Italian clubs have contacted me to know the status of Verratti, but they are not the only ones to have done so,” he told French newspaper Le 10 Sport.

“Big clubs in Spain and England are also interested in him. Barcelona and Manchester United are in the front row.??“Sir Alex Ferguson really likes Marco.”

Verratti has made 17 appearances for PSG this season.

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