Manchester United hope to sign Marquinhos on deadline day

Published 11 Comments

Football News

Manchester United hope to complete a £35 million deal to sign Paris Saint-Germain centre-back Marquinhos before the transfer window shuts on Monday night.

This is according to The Sun, who claim United boss Louis van Gaal has brought forward his plans to sign the talented 20-year-old defender.

It was initially reported that Van Gaal would make a formal move for the Brazil international in the summer, but the Dutch coach is keen to strengthen his defensive options heading into the final months of the 2014-15 Premier League campaign.

United quoted £112 million

Whether £35 million will be enough to tempt PSG into selling one of their best young players is unclear. However, the Parisians are believed to have quoted Manchester United an astronomical £112 million in recent weeks.

Marquinhos currently finds himself behind David Luiz and Thiago Silva in the pecking order at the Parc des Princes, but has still made 14 league appearances for the reigning Ligue 1 champions this season.

Marquinhos: Future world-class defender

PSG signed the youngster from AS Roma 18 months ago, in a deal worth £26 million, following a remarkable debut season in Europe after his move from Corinthians in 2012.

Widely considered one of the most promising central defenders on the planet, the signing of Marquinhos would be a major coup for Manchester United.

But, in order to the deal to happen, it’s understood PSG want a replacement signed first.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Manchester United
Transfer News
Ligue 1
Paris Saint-Germain

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again