Revealed: Euro Giants Tried To Lure Marquinhos Before He Signed New PSG Contract

Marquinhos after the game.

Reuters / Eddie Keogh

Manchester United may have failed in their quest to sign Marquinhos from Paris Saint-Germain, but they didn’t go down without a fight.

According to French football news outlet Telefoot, Jose Mourinho had earmarked the Brazilian defender as his top priority signing this summer. United were set to offer the Ligue 1 runners up a mammoth €60 million to secure the services of the centre-back, who was also linked with Barcelona and Juventus.

Prior to the new contract, Marquinhos had been linked with a move away from the club for quite a while. The former AS Roma defender was said to be keen on a new challenge, as he struggled to get into the PSG team ahead of David Luiz and Thiago Silva.

However, the 23-year-old clocked up an impressive 44 appearances for the French giants last season, and the fact that he has finally managed to become a key component of Unai Emery’s team appears to have made him reevaluate his options and decide against moving.

His contract with the Paris-based club was set to expire at the end of the upcoming season, but he has opted to sign a new deal now, and will remain at the club till at least 2022.


Written by Reyhan Ashley Nath  

Manchester United fan, Wayne Rooney is his role model. Passionate writer who has written for several sites in the past. He’s also an aspiring pianist and creates background music for BlameFootball’s Youtube channel.


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