English Premier League (EPL) club Manchester United could outbid Chelsea for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) defender Marquinhos if they decide to hire Jose Mourinho as their manager next season. Marquinhos has recently stated his want of playing in England and is looking to consider options at the end of the current season.
Mourinho has been a huge admirer of the PSG defender and could add the Brazilian to his arsenal at Old Trafford if he is made the next Manchester United boss. Given his knowledge of the Premier League, the Portuguese boss believes that the ex-Roma man could be the defensive key to his United squad.
Marquinhos is currently struggling to find playing time at PSG under boss Laurent Blanc. David Luiz and Thiago Silva are up in the pecking order and it seems unlikely that the 21-year-old will be considered as a starter anytime soon at the club from Paris.
“For now, I’m in Paris. But everyone knows you must have a reflection at the end of the season. I try to work to win my place and to have playing time. We’ll see how the season will finish. Afterwards, there will be a reflection.” Marquinhos said, as reported by Metro.
Both Manchester United and Chelsea have been heavily linked with the defender and if sources are to be believed then the Brazilian could head to one of these two clubs next season. Manchester United’s chances of landing the man from Sao Paulo seem to be on the brighter side considering Mourinho’s arrival next season.
Marquinhos has a dream of playing in England and prefers the Premier League over any other league in Europe. With Mourinho’s go ahead, a summer deal looks likely, according to gianlucadimarzio.com.
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