Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Barcelona and Manchester City could be set to kiss in a transfer carousel involving three top midfielders, according to Gerard Romero.
Reshad Rahman has cited Romero’s report which claimed that a domino effect could result from Barca’s potential sale of De Jong.
It is claimed that if De Jong joins PSG, Marco Veratti could move to Manchester City and Bernardo Silva could arrive at Barcelona.
De Jong’s future has long been the subject of intense speculation, with Manchester United having made the Dutch star their top transfer target.
Chelsea are also a big fan of Barca’s midfield maestro.
The player’s view has always been that he wants to stay at Barca but the club were apparently open to selling.
The former Ajax midfielder doesn’t want to join a club that doesn’t play in the Champions League, so if PSG enters the equation, it could be a tempting proposition.
Meanwhile, the Blaugrana have been keeping tabs on City‘s Silva, with club president Joan Laporta heaping praise on the Portuguese star.
Veratti has been a mainstay in the PSG squad over the years, making 380 appearances for the Ligue 1 giants, scoring 11 goals and creating 60 assists.
It remains to be seen whether his future lies away from the Parc des Princes and whether he will be used in the three-way negotiations suggested by Romero.
PSG, Barcelona and Manchester City all have good players in their ranks
Three of Europe’s top teams appear to be fighting for their most prized possessions, although Barca seem willing to see theirs go.
Despite all the uncertainty over De Jong’s future, there’s no doubting the huge talent he possesses.
The former Ajax star has made 138 appearances, scoring 13 goals and contributing 17 assists for the Blaugrana since joining in 2019 for £77.4million.
He has only one Copa del Rey trophy to his name during his time at Camp Nou.
His treatment during the summer transfer window has been questionable.
As for Silva, the Portuguese star continues to flourish for Manchester City, having made the move to the starting XI in recent seasons.
This latest campaign has been a huge success for the former AS Monaco midfielder at the Etihad Stadium.
Silva made 50 appearances, scoring 13 goals while providing seven assists. If you compare that with De Jong throughout his time at Barcelona, it’s been a remarkable season.
Consequently, Barcelona seem eager to sign Silva this summer and PSG star Veratti could be the man chosen by Manchester City to replace him.