Marquinhos ready to snub Real Madrid for Barcelona
The Brazilian has been at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) since 2013 and has so far failed to win the coveted Champions League despite the Ligue 1 club’s continuous spending over the years. Now, the 23-year old is interested in a move to Barcelona in the summer, as per Spanish news outlet, Don Balon.
As per the report, Marquinhos is interested to replace Samuel Umtiti, if he leaves this summer. Lionel Messi has received this bit of information as per Don Balon and the club is interested in the defender as well. Umtiti’s future remains uncertain unless he signs a new contract with Barcelona and the club are naturally looking for alternatives.
Marquinhos was wanted by Barcelona previously as well but the Blaugrana eventually signed Umtiti to partner Gerard Pique. The classy center-back could prove to be a good fit at Camp Nou and he is ready to snub Real Madrid, who are interested in his services as well in the summer.
While Marquinhos wants to play for Barcelona, it could prove to be difficult to pull off the move as the relation between both clubs is strained since Neymar’s world-record move to Paris.
Clement Lenglet refuses to rule out Barcelona move
The 22-year old joined Sevilla in the summer of 2017 and has immediately become the lynchpin of their defense. Naturally, there is interest in the Frenchman, especially from Barcelona as his countryman Umtiti’s future is up in the air. Now, the center-back spoke about the speculation and said:
“FC Barcelona is a great team, with international players of very high level, but here too and I am happy to be here, we will see what happens in the future, for now I am focused on the League and Champions League.”