Verratti Agrees Saudi Move Amid Man United and Bayern Interest

Manchester United, Bayern Munich, and Al Ahli have reportedly entered the picture to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Marco Verratti. The Italian midfield ace, who is free to leave the French capital this summer, was linked with potential moves to Al-Hilal or Roma last month, but no concrete talks have taken place for either of them to materialize.

As per latest reports from L’Equipe, Verratti has already agreed personal terms with Jeddah-based Al Ahli for a deal until 2026. The enticing contract will see him pocket €40M net per annum in the Saudi Pro League.

PSG demand at least €60M as the transfer fee for the 30-year-old midfielder, a price tag any of the interested clubs could shell. United in particular are strong in the hunt for a central midfielder following the exit of Fred and doubts over the future of Scott McTominay. However, the Red Devils still eye Sofyan Amrabat from Fiorentina as their main target.

Bayern, on the other hand, are also understood to be interested in signing Verratti, who is yet to star in a top-five European league, other than Ligue 1. The Italy maestro graduated from Pescara’s ranks before switching to PSG in 2012.

Our Take on Verratti-PSG exit links

It is of no doubt that Verratti is excluded from Luis Enrique’s season plans, as he searches for a way out of France. A move perhaps back to Italy would be the fitting end to a career many would say has been unfulfilled. However, as things stand, that is far from reality, but either United or Bayern can give him the chance to keep playing at the highest levels in Europe.

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