Marquinhos says Barcelona and Manchester United wanted him
Manchester United and Barcelona tried to sign Paris Saint-Germain’s Marquinhos last summer, the Brazilian defender has revealed.
The 20-year-old is rated as one of the world's most promising young centre-backs, but despite the interest Marquinhos said he would like to sign a new contract. Speaking to French TV programme Téléfoot, Marquinhos said: “Yes, Manchester United wanted me and Barcelona too. Those two clubs negotiated with PSG but the directors did not give them any option. That gave me confidence. The president and the coach are happy with me. It would be good to renew [my contract] for Paris.”