Marco Verratti & Man United
Let’s be clear. The potential transfer is only speculation at this stage, although the rumours is rooted in some interesting nuggets of information.
Spanish paper Sport got the ball rolling announcing that the Italian is looking to switch agents so that Mino Raiola can now manage his affairs.
Raiola, of course, is known for his strong ties to Old Trafford. In recent seasons the former pizza boy has taken Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Manchester.
At the same time, it’s been clear throughout the summer that Jose Mourinho is looking to sign a new centre-mid.
Fans get excited
The Verratti to Man United story has spread fast, and it’s provoked plenty of reactions from Red Devils supporters.
While some want to buy into the possible deal, others have been quick to slap down the story as fake news.
The best Verratti- Man United tweets are below.
Verratti appears to be the next name on the transfer roulette wheel.
— Red Devils Fans 🇾🇪 (@FansDevils) July 18, 2017
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) July 18, 2017
What do you mean Marco Verratti, who didn’t get his move to Barcelona and probably now wants an improved deal, is being linked with #MUFC?
— Tom Coast (@thcoast) July 18, 2017
If we sign Verratti ill get his face tattooed on my arse #mufc
— Glenn Bond (@Bondiee7) July 18, 2017
Imagine if Keane, Matic, Perisic & Morata were all smokescreens for Lindelof, Verratti, Sanchez & Lukaku. 👀#mufc
— Ryan 🔴 (@ClassicCantona) July 18, 2017
Manchester United have entered the race to sign Marco Verratti. [TMW] #MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtdUpdates_) July 19, 2017
Marco Verratti makes #MUFC CL contenders!
— Billy Meredith (@UrmstonLordMUFC) July 18, 2017
Marco Verratti has hired Mino Raiola, you say? pic.twitter.com/3OndUe2Fyn
— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) July 18, 2017
When Barça fans expect Verratti but it's really just going to be Paulinho pic.twitter.com/oSOwfcPTom
— Josip (@jperkovic93) July 18, 2017
If United get Verratti just give us the PL-trophy!
— Alexander Falk (@AlexandeerFalk) July 18, 2017