Marco Verratti’s future is sure to be one of the most watched developments for the next few months, with his agent once again reminding the world that the highly coveted midfielder wants to play for the best of the best clubs and win the biggest of the biggest trophies.
After PSG’s first-leg win over Barcelona, the pendulum swung back in their favor as far as Verratti’s ambitions were concerned, but their historic collapse in the second leg, in which Barcelona completed the greatest comeback in Champions League history, has once again destabilized that situation. PSG director Patrick Kluivert tried to head off any new rumors immediately following that loss, but Verratti’s agent isn’t going to let such minor concerns deter him.
“It’s a very complicated situation, in spite of his contract with the club until 2021. He wants to win trophies, and PSG, as they are now, can’t win.”
“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.”
If that last line sounds familiar, it’s because it could very well be something that Conte might say when talking about ambition and mentality. It’s not a unique attitude by any means, but it’s as good of a sign to cling to as any, as far as Chelsea’s prospects may be for signing the 24-year-old.
“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.”
-Donato Di Campli; source: AFP via Fox Sports