I was hoping you'd see that post eventually. Didn't PSG just buy Verratti? Would they swap him that quickly?
Yeah, they just bought him this summer.
I'm really just speculating based on PSG's interest this summer in DDR coupled with the fact that Roma/Zeman wanted Verratti badly but couldn't match PSG's offer.
Ancellotti certainly seems to think Verratti's going to be a star sooner rather than later as he's about the last manager you'd expect to be throwing 19yo kids out in CL group matches but DDR would potentially offer more in the short term.
With Ibra, Silva etc, PSG has to have aspirations of competing for the CL title in the next couple of seasons and a DM with DDR's ability is a harder piece to find than a world class striker etc for a serious CL title contender.
One catch for PSG is that they've touted Verratti as the example that they're not just trying to buy up superstars in their prime but also world class youth.
I still think DDR stays at Roma but the only reason it may be a possibility is that DDR/Baldini save face with the fans since the deal could well be seen as a positive for Roma.
It's really what most speculation missed in the Man City saga this summer. Roma isn't desperate to sell anybody just to get an influx of cash or even buy more youth projects (the primavera is loaded with young talent) so any deal has to have first team ready players coming in that promise to improve the team (like Borini/Destro).
This post was edited on 10/12 at 4:07 pm