Top Manchester United target Marquinhos will consent to stay at Paris Saint-Germain and reject a move to Old Trafford this summer so long as his current club offer him a double-your-money deal.
According to French newspaper Le 10 Sport, citing reports in publication Le Parisien, the Brazilian defender isn’t looking to leave the Parc des Princes if he can help it, but has one condition that the Ligue 1 champions will have to meet if he’s to stay.
Marquinhos the target
The young centre-half has been heavily touted as a Red Devils target over the course of the past month, with Van Gaal seemingly ready to pay big to take him to England. According to the report in question PSG rejected a late €45 million bid on transfer deadline-day in January (last Monday), implying that they’re desperate to keep hold of the man they signed from AS Roma in 2013.
Prior to his move to France Marquinhos had established himself as a first-team regular in Serie A, and though he hasn’t enjoyed as much success in Laurent Blanc’s squad - thanks to the likes of Thiago Silva, Alex and David Luiz - PSG still value him greatly.
A bright future
At 20-years-of-age he’s got plenty to offer for the future, and with his current club looking to become a dominant European superpower he’s exactly the type of reputable character they’re looking to keep hold of.
That being said United’s interest is serious, with recent reports stating that Van Gaal could be ready to offload Adnan Januzaj as part of his proposal to see Marquinhos move to the Premier League. With the Belgian international a long-term target of Blanc’s that would be a very emotive offer indeed, and it’s sure to test the resolve of the powers that be also.
Testing PSG's resolve
If the bid does come, as it’s expected to, then PSG fans will hope that their club is in a position to reject it outright and not have any complaints from the player in question. At the moment it seems as though that scenario is feasible if Marquinhos is given a pay packet more reflective of his standing within the squad, but whether or not the French champions will agree to his demands remains to be seen.