The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti claims he denied the chance to join the Spanish side, Real Madrid and he is happy to stay with the France Ligue 1 champions at the moment.
The 23-year old was linked with a move away from Parc des Princes in recent months after a report bust-up with head coach Unai Emery, following his angry reaction to being substituted in their 0-0 draw with Marseille.
Verratti’s agent, Donati Di Campli, brought up a suggestion that media scrutiny on his client may lead him to making the decision of leaving France in favor of a possible return to Serie A, with Juventus and AC Milan rumored to have interest in having him.
Nevertheless, the Italian international insisted he’s happy with life at Paris Saint-German and has already turned down the opportunity to hold talks with Real Madrid.
“It is more than a refusal – I refused to negotiate with other clubs because I am happy in my team,” he revealed, as quoted by Le 10 Sport. “I was pleased by the interest though, but I could not but decided to stay to win here again as we do. Juventus are on another level in Italy, and they will win the title, like Bayern Munich in their championship, Manchester City, Real Madrid and us.”
Verratti featured for an hour in PSG’s 1-0 victory away to Lille on Friday, in which EdinsonCavani netted the only goal. The Italian midfielder was replaced by Adrien Rabiot in the 60th minute.
Real Madrid currently tops the Spanish La-Liga table with two points after trashing DepotivoAlves 4- dominantly on Sunday, Cristiano Ronaldo found the net three times plus a goal from Alvaro Morata. They are two points clear above their all-time rivals Barcelona.