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Report: Barcelona submit giant offer to sign PSG midfielder

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Barcelona is looking for new players to bring in to Catalonia this summer, and apparently they have just made a huge bid for one.

According to a report from Italian outlet La Reppublica, the Catalan giants have made a giant €60 million formal offer to Paris Saint-Germain for the permanent signing of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, which would be one of the most expensive transfers in Barcelona history.

The Italian international has been constantly linked with a move away from the French millionaires, and his name has been linked with the Blaugrana in many occasions. Verratti is a fantastic central midfielder with world-class abilities to defend and attack, and his passing and vision stand out for a player in his position. Many Barça fans believe the player is the perfect replacement for Barça legend Xavi Hernández, and would be a key addition to Luis Enrique's side.

Also according to La Reppublica's report, president Josep Maria Bartomeu is in charge of the negotiations himself, and he is willing to raise the offer if PSG increase their asking price. Even though the Catalan giants have good depth in midfield, they could lose Arda Turan to China and would replace him with the Italian star.

What do you think, Blaugranes? Would you be on board with Verratti joining Barça?

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