Italian youngster happy at the Parc des Princes…for now.
Paris Saint Germain youngster Marco Verratti has told Sky Sports today that he has attracted interested from a long list of clubs, but his future away from France appears unclear at the moment according to Sky Sports.
With four years remaining on his current contract with the Ligue 1 champions, Verratti would have a huge price tag – after the club invested £8.6million on the 20 year-old when he was as Pescara [it can potentially rise to £11.75million depending on add ons].
The Italian managed a total of 39 appearances [7 more than he managed for Pescara the previous season] for the big spending French giants last campaign, without managing a single goal. His side ultimately won the league despite strong competition from Marseille, although the side did fail to make any sort of impact on the Champions League this year.
After the recent Under 21 European Championships, Marco caught the eye of plenty of top European scouts, but it appeared that the likelihood of him leaving the Parc des Princes was almost impossible.
The Italian midfielder told II Centro : “A few clubs want me.”
“But it’s not only up to me, it’s also up to the club. I believe in PSG’s plan and next year I want to play in the World Cup. In Paris, I’m a regular player, so it’s ideal.”
“One day I’ll surely come back to play in Italy but I don’t know if that will be in a few weeks or in a few years. PSG is the present.”