Monday July 2 2012
No-one could afford Verratti

Pescara’s President Daniele Sebastiani has revealed that the main reason his club did not sell Marco Verratti is because of a lack of money in Serie A.

The highly-rated creative midfielder was the subject of negotiation for the Delfini owner with both Juventus and Napoli, but in the end was taken off the market.

Citing a lack of credible finance to any proposals made, Sebastiani hinted that the player may well end up moving abroad a year from now as a result.

“In this market they [Serie A clubs] are not running with a lot of money,” the President told Il Centro.

“So far, all we have had proposed for Verratti has been player exchanges. The only plausible hypothesis would be a good offer from abroad.

“We’ll see what happens. Right now, Marco is happy here and next year we can find clubs that will pay twice as much.”