Marco Verratti opens up about Paris Saint-Germain future amid Man United links

Marco Verratti opens up about Paris Saint-Germain future amid Man United links

Marco Veratti, alongside his agent Donati Di Campli, has opened up about his future at Paris Saint-Germain amid rumours of a potential move to Manchester United.

The Italian has impressed many since moving to PSG back in 2012, establishing himself as the French side’s honorary midfield stalwart.

It was reported earlier this week that Mourinho was lining up Vertatti as a potential replacement for Michael Carrick.

However Di Campli, speaking to Rai Sport, was adamant that the Italian was determined to further assert himself at PSG, unless the French media continued to lambast the 24-year-old.

“Verratti wants to win at PSG,” he said. 

“However, if these attacks from the French media continue then Marco will evaluate his position and will probably leave Paris.

Veratti, when asked about Paul Pogba’s £89m move to Old Trafford over the summer, said: “No player should be worth that kind of money.”

“I started from nothing, I laugh in the face of figures like that. It’s bad, because that makes you think one player can solve a game alone.

“I don’t feel I’m worth that figure. It’s nice to have a lot of clubs interested in me, but I’m thinking about winning the Champions League with PSG and improving myself.

“Every year could be the magical one that you remember for the rest of your life. I hope it’s a great year, but it’s not the time to talk about the transfer market and I’m not planning to leave Paris where I’m very happy. PSG are one of the five or six best teams in Europe.”

There are some players that just don’t look as if they’d succeed at the highest level. Perhaps they’re too small, too bulky, too lanky, or too slow. And Veratti certainly slots into this category.

Watching him back in his first season with PSG, he genuinely looked like a boy amongst men. Just five feet and five inches, wearing a boyish, perplexed countenance.

And yet, there he was, absolutely tearing across the pitch with reckless abandon, completely disregarding of the sheer comparative physical enormity surrounding him. This is a truly fearless and tenacious individual, and his addition at Man United would be monumental.

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