NEWS
Friday April 4 2014
Agent: Verratti almost joined Napoli

Marco Verratti’s agent has claimed that his client was on the verge of signing for Napoli before plumping for Paris Saint-Germain.

The youngster signed for the French outfit in 2012 from Pescara, and has since gone on to become a key member for the Ligue 1 champions under Laurent Blanc.

But the Italy international’s representative has revealed that the 21-year-old almost signed for the Partenopei.

“[Napoli President Aurelio] De Laurentiis was the only one to offer €10m for Verratti after his performances for Pescara,” Donato Di Campli told Radio Gol.

“I must say that Marco was very close to playing for Napoli.”