Marco Verratti has played down speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid.
Paris St Germain midfielder Marco Veratti has played down reports linking him with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid according to Goal.com.
Verratti is one of Europe’s most wanted young players and had a strong season for Paris St Germain, helping them win their first Ligue 1 title since 1994.
The midfielder is currently playing for Italy at the under 21 European Championships and has said that playing for his national team is his priority at the moment, although he didn’t rule out a move to Madrid after the championships have finished.
“The Madrid rumours? I’m here to play with the Under-21s side – this only happens once in my life and I’m fully focused on this competition. After the tournament we will see,” Verratti told reporters.
With PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti set to move to Real Madrid this summer, the Italian may decide to try and take Verratti with him, although PSG are unlikely to want to let go of Verratti without a fight.
Verratti has had a strong debut season for PSG, making 39 appearances for the club in a highly successful season that raised his profile throughout Europe.
Real Madrid have been linked with several players this summer, including Tottenham winger Gareth Bale and Napoli striker Edison Cavani.
Signing Verratti could spell the end of Luka Modric at Madrid and the Croatian has been linked with a move back to the Premier League.