Martino really likes Vergini – agent

The agent of Newell’s Old Boys defender Santiago Vergini has claimed that new Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino ‘really likes’ his client.

The Blaugrana have been on the lookout for a new centre-back all summer following last year’s injury crisis at the back.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Thiago Silva has been a consistent target for speculation, but the 24-year-old’s representative has insisted that the new Camp Nou Coach is keen on the Argentina international.

“Martino really likes Santiago,” Claudio Curti told todomercadoweb. “As well as being a great player, he’s also a terrific person.

“We’ll see what Barcelona need. There hasn’t been any contact yet.

“We’ll see what happens in the coming days.”

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