Highly rated midfielder pens new deal.
Paris Saint Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has penned a new deal with the club by signing a new extension that will keep him at the Parc des Princes until 2018, Sky Sports reports.
The 20-year-old signed on from Pescara last summer has been a target for a number of sides already this year with Manchester United reportedly showing an interest.
He had been thought to be seeking an improved deal in the French capital with several news sources claiming he was unhappy with the terms of his current deal.
A summer away with the Italian Under-21 side at the European Championships where he helped the country to the final saw his stock rise even more, which has apparently prompted the Ligue 1 champions to tie him down to a new deal.
“Paris Saint-Germain are very pleased to announce that Marco Verratti has extended his contract for another year. He is therefore bound to the club until June 2018,” read a statement on the club’s official website.
“Arriving at Paris Saint-Germain in 2012, Marco Verratti has shown his desire to impress in his time with the club. The young Italy international has played 36 games, including nine in the Champions League last season.
“The extension shows the will of the Paris Saint-Germain to build a project for the future and to build one of the greatest teams in Europe.”