Asked about the Italian midfielder last night, RMC journalist Frédéric Hermel answered that he’s “been negotiating like mad to move to Real for two years now”.
The 23-year-old is reportedly being targeted by the likes of Juventus, but the Merengues would surely be a priority if this report is accurate: “His dream is to move to Real Madrid… I can tell you this, this information isn’t second-hand…. [Verratti wanted the move] even after Ancelotti left!”.
This may go some way to explaining his agent’s recent declarations, claiming that his client wanted to be at a club with Champions League ambitions. Though possessing a star-studded side, PSG didn’t buy any more high-calibre players this summer, the exception considering the last several years.