Marco Verratti has no regrets about joining Paris Saint-Germain, but he’s opened the door for a return to Italy.
The youngster was targeted by Juventus and Napoli in the summer, but the playmaker moved to France after PSG agreed to meet Pescara’s €12m asking price.
“I think, for now, I made the right choice,” the Italian told Radio RAI. “I’m playing for a side made up of champions.
“I don’t know if I would have done better in Italy, but my dream is to return to playing football in my country.”
Verratti was a revelation in Serie B last season under boss Zdenek Zeman, the Czech who is now in charge at Roma.
“He gave me so much,” the 21-year-old added. “He had faith in me and the other young players. And we had a great season.”
While Verratti thrived under Zeman, international teammate Daniele De Rossi is having his problems in the capital.
“De Rossi is a player who would be good for any team and I don’t know why he is not playing. But Zeman is a great Coach, an ideal one for a big club.”
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