Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti, who has been lately linked with an eventual move to some of the most prominent football clubs in Europe such as Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona, has signed a one-year contract extension with his current club.
The 23-year-old midfielder has committed his future to the French grand until the summer of 2020, after his deal with the club has been extended for a third time since he became part of the club in July 2012. Both the player and his agent had hinted in advance that Verratti was considering to extend his stay at the French club. The player, who is also part of the Italy national football team, has been constantly linked with a move to another European grand.
Verratti said in a statement published on Paris Saint-Germain’s official website that he felt very happy with the extension of his contract. He also expressed his gratitude for the French club for the confidence they have had in him since his arrival at Parc des Princes. Verratti also said that he would give his best for the team and bring joy to Paris Saint-Germain’s fans.
In December 2015, the Barcelona star Xavi shared that Verratti would be a perfect addition to his former side. At this time, the midfielder was trying to turn down the rumours linking him with an eventual move to Real Madrid.
In addition, the future arrival of the ex Paris Saint-Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti at Bayern Munich has also provoked some questions about the central midfielder’s fate. Verratti’s name has been strongly linked with the German grand, too, as according to rumours he would be interested in moving to Bayern’s ranks.
The chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Paris Saint-Germain Nasser al-Khelaifi has revealed that Marco Verratti’s future in the French Champions had been secured. According to the club’s president, Verratti has been one of the most influential and talented players not only in Paris Saint-Germain, but in Europe, too.
This is exactly why the entire squad have been glad that the young midfielder had decided to prolong his stay at Parc des Princes and demonstrate his desire to work for the club’s future to both the team and their supporters.
Previously, the Italy-born player signed one-year contract extension in July 2013, and then another one in September 2014. He has played in a total of 155 matches for Paris Saint-Germain to date and has won six key trophies with the French Champions.