FC Barcelona is aware that the signing of Marco Verratti has to be simmered. The club executives consider that they are beginning to take the first steps to consummate the operation, but to this day still have to burn several stages.
One of the major drawbacks of the operation is that the PSG is a buyer and not a seller club. That is why Barcelona need the help of Verratti to push the Paris club to force them to open negotiations with Barcelona.
The first step is to give Verratti, who is with his agent in Ibiza enjoying a well deserved vacation, convening a meeting with PSG to inform him openly of his intention to leave the club if an interesting offer comes from FC Barcelona. This meeting, according to club executives, is extremely important to lead the operation. The player has to be clear and resounding about his preferences.
When the player has communicated his interest, Barcelona will present an official offer to PSG. Here will open a trading period that could be extended for several weeks, since surely the positions between what will offer the Blaugrana club and what the Parisian entity demand will be very distanced. In France there is talk of 100 million euros to start talking. An amount totally exorbitant as they have recognized from the Blaugrana club unofficial sources.
Obviously, the entry into play of President Josep Maria Bartomeu to disengage the operation could be fundamental. It should be remembered that the PSG’s top leader, Nasser Al Khelaifi, is a tough person to gamble in this type of environs, as he demonstrated with the Marquinhos case, a player who has been a target of the Blaugrana for several years.