Marco Verratti is nearing a decade in the French capital after joining Paris Saint-Germain in 2012. The Italy international arrived as a young player and has turned himself into one of the better midfielders in football.
Although the 28-year-old remains in the middle of his prime years and is under contract until 2024, Verratti appears to have his post-PSG playing career all planned out.
The PSG midfielder adds that his preferred choice will be to retire at Pescara to put a bow on his career that has seen him with the UEFA Euros this summer with Italy.
“I still have some time left; what I know is that I will always stay here,” he said. “Before I retire, I will return to Pescara. I will do it for my friends and family. And then, of course, because there’s the sea and the mountains.”
Verratti had never played in Serie A as Pescara was in Serie B when PSG brought him over to the Ligue 1 side. The Italian side currently finds itself in Serie C, so it will be interesting to see whether the midfielder wants to play if they remain in third division football.