I Hate the Mercato: Responding to the Ridiculous Rumors

After a unusually quiet start to the summer transfer window, Paris Saint-Germain will likely announce the signing of Pepe from Real Madrid once his current contract expires. News of PSG signing the Portugal international comes amidst rampant speculation regarding the club’s transfer targets with a new player headed to the French capital every week.

I try my best to keep up with the latest team news on social media but the constant barrage of misinformation and speculation can make life difficult for a PSG supporter. Since there’s not a lot going on at the moment (other than the release of the new away kit), I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite tweets from the football Twitter abyss.

https://twitter.com/GaryNeviIIe/status/880181088202575872

This asserted without evidence, proof, or sourcing.

In reference to the Marco Verratti situation, he is under contract for four more years because of his thirst for high wages…so there.

He may need to be reminded of the difference between transfer fees and weekly wages.

Isn’t EVERYONE’S priority Manchester United? Also, I’m pretty sure Gianluca Di Marzio didn’t say this.

Sausage, sure, but where are we going to find a little Italian sausage in Paris?

https://twitter.com/semo33/status/879094779455393792

He’s not fat, just big boned.

https://twitter.com/Moratalized/status/879410575578714113

It’s not anything like that…and Layvin Kurzawa is on line one for you, sir.

https://twitter.com/WelBeast/status/880152165167357952

#WengerIn

https://twitter.com/FCBGoalDigger/status/878987036593704961

Maybe Dembele doesn’t want to get charged with tax fraud in 3 years…ever think of that?

Yeah, why can’t Liverpool break the bank for Lucas Moura? Please?

Be careful when you troll Barcelona FC fans, they’re on edge enough as it is.

It’s not going to happen anytime soon.

Isn’t it obvious? It’s clearly for the palmier.

https://twitter.com/toccomotion/status/880521713464860672

A special tweet for the “Special One.”

https://twitter.com/CreativeMesut/status/879822956771389440

When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are…

https://twitter.com/momen_hamza/status/877570095442276352

I’ve heard that Antoine Griezmann isn’t very fond of you either.

Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock…

https://twitter.com/ArianLumezi/status/880436256139747329

Pretty sure Verratti doesn’t call it “the treble.” If he calls it anything, he would call it the “deep-lying play-maker.”

The lesson today kids is that in the end…we all lose to the Mercato.

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Tags Alexis Sanchez Antoine Griezmann Cristiano Ronaldo Fabinho Kylian Mbappé Layvin Kurzawa Lucas Moura Marco Verratti Pepe Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang PSG Mercato