Marquinhos could be key to unlocking Thiago Silva deal

Marquinhos may be the key man in Barca’s search for a central defender ahead of next season. The Roma defender is in the crosshairs of both FC Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain. Both clubs are interested in the 19 year-old and are studying the possibility of a transfer.

For Barcelona, Marquinhos signing for the French club would not be too much of a drama, as it would be a good argument to persuade PSG to let Thiago Silva go. Strengthening the team with Marquinhos would no longer make the presence of another central defender indispensable.

Marquinhos, is therefore fundamental in unlocking a situation that is in stalemate as PSG at the moment, will not hear any talk about a possible move by Thiago Silva to Barcelona.

His absence has unleashed speculation

Alarm bells sounded in Italy on Thursday because Marquinhos did not meet up with the rest of the Roma team. There was a rumour that he could be very close to a move and for that reason hadn’t trained with the squad. In addition, Roma’s sporting director Walter Sabatini, was away in Paris and was even rumoured to be in Spain, too.

It was a false alarm though. The reason for his absence as explained by his representative, was that he had a temperature and the club doctors sent him home.

It was even speculated that Marquinhos wouldn’t be joining up with the rest of the team but yesterday evening everything was in order when he did finally join up with his fellow teammates at Roma.

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