Ex-Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu believes that Marco Verratti could be considered similar to a prisoner at the French club.
The statement alone, could come as quite a shock, but the Torino goalkeeper believes that the Parisian club is keeping hold of the midfielder despite the player making his intentions of playing elsewhere very clear to his club.
Speaking to French Media outlet L’Equipe, he went on to explain his statement in definitive terms. The 30-year-old also gave an indication and a mild warning indicating that Verratti might start draining quality unless he is allowed his will of moving away from the club.
He said: “You could say that Verratti is a little like a prisoner at PSG.
“A player gives his best when he is motivated. If Marco wants to leave the club because he’s not motivated or has a reason to go, the club should consider his petition. He is an extraordinary player, I hope he makes the right decision, one which makes him feel better as a footballer.”
The midfielder is considered to be one of the hottest prospects in World Football right now, and this has gained him some keen eyes from all across the world, with the Catalonian team Barcelona being the favourites to sign the lad, as a replacement for Andres Iniesta.
While both the player and Barcelona have reportedly agreed on a move, PSG have intervened multiple times to cut the deal short, asking for an even higher transfer bid – currently no less than €80 million.
The main attraction in the Italian’s game is his vision and passing. Despite being a midfielder, he doesn’t shy away from making forward runs, and has a penchant for crosses that not everyone can see. And with him being just 24, he still has a lot to learn from the best to become the best.
Written by Srivats Venkateswaran
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