Man United ready to beat Real Madrid in race for €80m PSG defensive star

January 14, 2018

According to the reports, Manchester United face competition from La Liga giants Real Madrid for a defensive target.

Real Madrid are ready to pay up to €80m (£71m) to sign Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos, according to the latest reports.

The Daily Mirror claims that the Brazilian has shot to the top of Zinedine Zidane’s wanted list in January transfer window as he plots some major signings to give his flagging Real Madrid side a boost.

Sergio Ramos’ form has dipped this season, while Raphael Varane has suffered a succession of injury issues, while the players likes Nacho and Jesus Vallejo are viewed as being too inexperienced to take the role of leading centre-back on a full-time basis.

Marquinhos has long been linked with the Premier league giants Manchester United and their boss Jose Mourinho was reported to have considered a move last summer transfer window, before hearing how much the Ligue 1 outfit were demanding.

Marquinhos joined PSG in from Serie A outfit Roma for a reported €31.4m transfer fee. He has played in 163 matches so far and scored 13 goals for the club. The Brazil international won the three Ligue 1 and the three Coupe de France titles with the club.