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Man United target Verratti names the two best centre backs in the world

Date Posted,April 18, 2017

When you think of the world’s best defenders you think of Italy.

From Paolo Maldini, Fabio Cannavaro, and Franco Baresi to Alessandro Nesta, Giorgio Chiellini, and Alessandro Costacurta we could go on and on.

So when Italy midfielder and PSG star Marco Verratti was asked to name the two best centre-backs in world football he was a little spoilt for choice.

However, instead of naming any of his national teammates, the 24-year-old opted for a Spaniard and a Brazilian.

The 24-year-old overlooked Leonardo Bonucci (Photo: Rex Features)

“The captain! [Thiago Silva] O Monstro! He’s impressive. He’s one of the two best in the world with Sergio Ramos,” Verratti told Goal.

“You could add Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo [Bonucci] but they need each other, while Thiago Silva is strong with anyone.

“He’s a captain who talks a lot in the dressing room.

Juventus' Giorgio Chiellini celebrates after scoring their third
Giorgio Chiellini didn’t make the cut (Photo: REUTERS)

“Marquinhos takes advantage of having Thiago Silva beside him. He’s lucky to be developing with a player like that. Now he has to become one of the best.”

Verratti has been continually linked with a move to Man United, but a number of top clubs are reportedly chasing his signature.

Verratti heaped praise on PSG captain Thiago Silva (Photo: AFP)

Responding to transfer speculation in the past, Verratti’s agent told Gazzetta dello Sport: “The situation is very complicated.

“He has a very good contract until 2021. He wants to win and PSG, like it is, cannot win.

The Italian said Sergio Ramos was one of the best in the world (Photo: Helios de la Rubia)

“He has been in Paris for five years now and he has to make a decision: earn a lot and not win or earn and become a champion.

“It is not a problem of money. Whoever signs Verratti will pay him a lot of money. One thing is certain: if he leaves PSG, it will be for a top European club.”

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