Tuesday June 20 2017
Verratti-Dugarry row intensifies

A war of words has erupted between Marco Verratti’s agent, Donato Di Campli, and French pundit Christophe Dugarry, who criticised the PSG midfielder’s “lifestyle.”

Verratti has made it clear he wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain for Barcelona, a decision that infuriated Dugarry.

“I’m sorry, but Verratti is anything but a great player,” former Milan player Dugarry said on his RMC Sport programme.

“He hasn’t proven anything. I understand, he’s very, very good, but as of today, what has Verratti proved? He’s always asking for a raise, he’s too often injured because his lifestyle isn’t clean enough…”

Agent Di Campli hit back via Twitter, pointing out Serie A viewers have seen the worst of Dugarry.

“Dear Dugarry, in Italy you are remembered for fashion shows and parties run by Pepsi, not for having played football… A fine one to talk…”

Today, Dugarry returned fire on his radio show this afternoon, calling Di Campli “the poor man’s Mino Raiola. I don’t understand the point of agents anymore. What do they even do?”

Dugarry wore the Milan jersey during the 1996-97 season, scoring six goals in 27 games and receiving a red card.