PSG midfielder Marco Verratti could make summer move to 'top European club', claims agent

Milan: Midfielder Marco Verratti could be set for a summer move to a "top European club" after his agent rated his chances of remaining with Paris Saint Germain next season as "very complicated".

"It's a very complicated situation, in spite of his contract with the club until 2021," Verratti's agent Donato Di Campli told La Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday.

"He wants to win trophies, and PSG, as they are now, can't win.

Marco Verratti. AFP

Marco Verratti. AFP

"He's been with Paris for five years and now he's starting to wonder whether it's better earning a lot (of money) and not winning anything, or to start winning trophies."

Verratti has won four consecutive league titles with the Ligue 1 giants since joining the club from Pescara, in the process forging a reputation as one of the best creative midfielders in the world.

But PSG's failure to make an impact in Europe, in spite of huge investment by the club's Qatari owners, has left the 24-year-old midfielder disillusioned.

Poised to cruise into the last eight of the Champions League following a sensational 4-0 rout of Barcelona in the first leg of their last 16 clash, PSG were dramatically overhauled 6-1 in the second leg less than a fortnight ago.

It was hailed as one of the most remarkable comebacks in sport, but left Verratti with doubts over his commitment to Unai Emery's side.

Reports in Italy claim Verratti, who has never played in Serie A, could join Juventus. On their way to a record sixth consecutive Serie A title, the Turin giants will also meet Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals.

But Di Campli added: "There are a few interested (clubs) in Italy, but I have doubts that will be his final destination.

"It's not about money: whichever club takes Verratti will pay him well. Because, I can tell you this for certain: if he leaves PSG it will be for a top European club."

Asked if Verratti would head to Spain, England or Germany, his agent said: "A top European club."


Published Date: Mar 22, 2017 11:00 pm | Updated Date: Mar 22, 2017 11:00 pm


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