Paris Saint-Germain captain Marquinhos has extended his contract with the French giants until 2028, the club announced Friday. After making his extension official the Brazil international spoke with L’Équipe for an in-depth interview.
One question that the French media outlet asked the PSG defender is over whether he’s been tempted to try an adventure elsewhere.
Marquinhos arrived in 2013 as a teenager from AS Roma and has grown up in the French capital. Furthermore, at 29, he will spend the rest of his prime years in Paris. As a result, it seems he’s keen to spend his remaining years in European football playing for PSG.
“Not now. In the beginning, I had a small phase (smile), I played less and I had proposals,” Marquinhos told the French media outlet (h/t Paris Fans). “I think everyone knows my story and you know it very well (Barça, in particular, tried to recruit him in 2016). But today, no.
“In a career, a player has ups and downs. But even in difficult times, my first option is not to hide, leave or try something else. I want to go after my goals. If I go through a difficult moment, I will work to get back to my best level.”
The next goal for the defender will be to win the UEFA Champions League with the Ligue 1 side. Marquinhos and Co. have been close to winning the trophy that has long eluded the club, reaching the final in 2020 and then the semifinals in 2021; however, PSG came out on the losing end.