Football

Marco Verratti agrees new contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Marco Verratti has ended the debate over his future by penning a one-year contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain that signifies his commitment to the French champions amid serious interest from Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.

As reported by the Daily Express, each of that aforementioned English trio are admirers of Italian international Verratti and the general expectation appeared to be that Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger would all be eager to revisit their respective pursuits of the 21-year-old when the winter transfer window opens in January.

Contract extension

That would now appear to be a rather pointless exercise, however, with Verratti evidently happy to commit his future at the Parc des Princes until 2019 as PSG seek to continue their domestic dominance and also make a major impact on the European stage.

Deep-lying midfielder Verratti has made quite the impression since moving to the reigning Ligue 1 champions from Pescara back in July 2012.

Initially viewed as an exciting prospect for the future, Verratti quickly managed to force his way into PSG's starting XI on a consistent basis and now rightfully enjoys a reputation as one of European football's most sought-after and dynamic players.

Related articles

Arsenal begin plans for January as Marco Verratti is targeted

Marco Verratti was subject of failed Real Madrid transfer bid

Marco Verratti wanted by Bayern Munich

English suitors

Manchester United are believed to harbour a long-term interest in his services, with first David Moyes and then Louis van Gaal having sought to solve the club's long-term problems in central midfield.

The respective arrivals of Ander Herrera, Angel di Maria - who has enjoyed a lot of success in a wider role against Burnley and in Sunday's 4-0 demolition of Queens Park Rangers - and Daley Blind have certainly improved Van Gaal's options in this regard, although it would be foolish to rule out the famously ambitious Dutchman from making further additions in the new year.

Chelsea certainly do not appear to have any immediate need for new midfield recruits at present, with Marco van Ginkel's recent loan exit to Serie A giants AC Milan a clear indication of the strength and the quality available to Jose Mourinho following the arrival of Cesc Fabregas.

Arsenal, meanwhile, are spoilt for choice purely in terms of attacking midfielders - although the acquisition of a player of Verratti's style could well benefit Arsene Wenger's side in the long-term.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Arsenal
Football
Chelsea
Manchester United
Paris Saint-Germain
Ligue 1
Premier League

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again