Marco Verratti happy as PSG amid talk of Real interest

Marco Verratti happy as PSG amid talk of Real interest


PSG midfielder Marco Verratti says he is happy in the French capital despite talk of interest from Real Madrid.

The Italy international, 22, is set to be offered a new deal by the French champions but speculation in the media suggests Real want to sway him by making him an unbeatable offer to switch to the Santiago Bernabeu. Barcelona are also rumoured to be keen on Verratti’s services.

But the midfielder told Canal Plus ahead of his side’s game with the 10-time Champions League winners tomorrow that he is happy at PSG and is already playing at one of Europe’s biggest clubs.

“It’s nice when big teams are interested in you but my priority was always to stay at PSG. I have to thank the club, I’m happy here. I don’t see why I would leave,” he stated.

PSG and Real drew in their first encounter in Paris, and Verratti said tomorrow’s game is one that all players look forward to.

“These are the matches that make you understand what level you’re are at. This match is crucial. We want to finish first in the group like Real do. It’s a super match to play in. There’s a lot of expectation. We’re happy to play it with the hope of winning.”

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