French press reports stated that Barcelona club tried to kidnap Paris Saint-Germain defender and spoil the renewal of his contract with the PSG.
Marcinius renewed his contract with Paris last January until the summer of 2024, but before that Barcelona officials tried to persuade him to join the Catalan team.
The French website “Le10 Sport” said: “Last December, before Marquinos renewed his contract with the PSG, and during the differences between the player and his French club on the terms of the renewal, Barca contacted the Brazilian defender.”
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The website added: “The Catalan club officials told him that it was very interested in him, but this did not affect the renewal of the contract.”
He concluded: “With the review of club budgets after the Coruna virus crisis, Barcelona is still interested in obtaining the services of Marquinhos to strengthen defense.”
It is noteworthy that Paris Saint-Germain previously signed a contract with Neymar da Silva from Barcelona, ignoring the latter’s desire to sell him, as he did the penal clause in the contract of the Brazilian star, which later strained the relationship between the two sides.