Marco Verratti, during a party with the PSG this season


Verratti Confesses that the interest of the Barça almost takes him out of Paris

Published:21/10/2017 - 10:21h

Updated:21/10/2017 - 12:44h

One of the most important players of Paris Saint-Germain, Marco Verratti, has confessed that this past summer received offers that did him meditar seriously on his continuity in the Parisian group. "I asked me if it had to continue"

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The Italian midfield player of Paris Saint-Germain, Marco Verratti, went during the first part of the past summer the paramount aim of the FC Barcelona to try reinforce the medullary. The negative constants of the PSG and the fact that Nasser To the-Khelaifi convinced to the player to follow at least a season more, however, caused once again that the Barça remained without his signing.

Now, in an interview conceded to 'L'Équipe', Verratti has spoken on the offers that had on of the table this past summer, and that posed him existential doubts on if continue or not playing in the PSG. "For the first time in five years, asked me if it had to continue here", signals, ensuring that it did not remain by money, because "they had willing clubs to pay 100 million euros by me".

"There were clubs that were had to pay 100 millions for ficharme"

"The truth is that the past season go through moments complicated. Really, we do not live own situations of a team that wants to win it everything. They asked us that we won all but there was a lot of more teams that we", explains Verratti.

The Italian player has big aspirations for the present season in Paris Saint-Germain. "I will be sincere. This year, for the first time in five years, asked me if it would have to continue here but reassured me on the project and the ambitions. Win something here always will be different to win in another side. I am very well here", self-evident.

A very moved summer for Verratti

"It did not expect to happen a summer like east. They happened a lot of things that did not like me, between them the performance of people of my side. They thought in them and no in me. I never said him to the PSG: want to go Me", it ensures, asked also by the statements of his ex agent, Donato Gave Campli, the one who said at the beginning of July that "Verratti was a prisoner of Emir".

"It was a noisy statement that had done a lot of ink. When it arrived the new sportive director (Antero Henrique), the first that did was to shorten my holidays and come to explain me the things. So prompt as had ours first discussion, said him: "it Is well, I remain me here". I did not remain me because they arrived Neymar or Mbappé: in this moment not even knew that they went to sign", explains Verratti.

"The people thinks that game PSG by the money, but is not like this. If it had gone me this summer, there were clubs that were smart to put 100 millions to draft me and would have won much more money. Neymar, could have taken so much in Manchester City or Chelsea. It did not sign here by the money, but by the project. My case is the same", concludes the Italian, happy in Paris.

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