Liverpool could exploit PSG transfer 'rule' to sign Marco Verratti this summer
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Liverpool could exploit a PSG transfer policy to sign midfielder Marco Verratti as Jordan Henderson's replacement this summer.
Henderson is closing in on a move to Saudi Pro League side Al Ettifaq, bringing to a close a 12-year spell at Anfield.
Should the deal go through, Liverpool would need to appoint a new club captain.
And while they could potentially get by without replacing Henderson in the market, fellow Reds midfielder Fabinho is also in talks over a move to the Saudi Pro League.
That would almost certainly lead to Liverpool eyeing a replacement for one or both players, with L'Equipe claiming that Verratti is of interest to Jurgen Klopp's side.
And Liverpool could take advantage of a PSG rule to land his signature.
Liverpool could exploit PSG 'rule' to sign Verratti
That includes key players, with Verratti having been one of Europe's top playmakers since he arrived at PSG in the summer of 2012.
However, Atletico Madrid are also interested in the Italian, who has a contract at Parc des Princes until the summer of 2026.
At 30 years of age, Verratti is in his prime years and would be a ready-made addition to Liverpool's midfield this summer. He won Euro 2020 with Italy and helped PSG to reach the Champions League final in 2020 - and his departure would leave a significant void in the midfield of the French giants.
And the Reds could take advantage of comments the PSG star made about the club in 2018, prior to a Champions League group stage fixture between the two sides (quotes via FourFourTwo): "Before Liverpool it's good as we won all our games, but Liverpool will be different. They are a team who play very well at home."