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Wednesday January 20 2016
Pirlo: ‘Pogba best youngster’

Andrea Pirlo describes Paul Pogba as the “strongest” youngster he’s seen, and plays down Marco Verratti comparisons.

The regista moved to New York City FC at the end of last season, following four Scudetti in a row with Juventus.

“The differences from when I started out?” Pirlo considered, speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport.

“There are many. At one time, when you came to the first team you were afraid to speak, you sat in the corner. It was a dictatorship by the veterans.

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Tuesday January 12 2016
'Verratti worth same as Pogba'

Marco Verratti “is worth as much as Paul Pogba,” claims the PSG talent’s agent, who points to a Bayern Munich future.

The midfielder never got to play in Serie A, as he was poached from Pescara by Paris Saint-Germain in 2012 for €12m.

“We have to put pen on paper, but we have reached an agreement for a contract extension,” agent Donato Di Campli told the Corriere dello Sport.

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Tuesday December 29 2015
Verratti: 'Qatar World Cup fantastic'

Paris Saint-Germain's Marco Verratti looks forward to the 'important' game against Inter and to the World Cup: 'Qatar would be fantastic'.

The star midfielder of the Parisian team and the Azzurri will be facing the Biscione in tomorrow's friendly at 7:00p.m. UK time, at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Qatar.

“We're preparing an important match against the Serie A leaders,” he said, as reported by Calciomercato.it. “It's going to be a significant test for us.

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Monday December 28 2015
Verratti: ‘Higuain can bring Scudetto’

PSG midfielder Marco Verratti believes Napoli have the best player and youngster in Serie A in Gonzalo Higuain and Lorenzo Insigne.

The Partenopei’s attacking duo have been in sparkling form so far this season, scoring 23 league goals between them.

Italy international Verratti believes that Higuain has the ability to lead Maurizio Sarri’s side to the title this season.

“Insigne is the best young player in Serie A, while Higuain is definitely the best player in the league,” he said to Sky Italia.

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Sunday December 27 2015
Verratti gives his version

Marco Verratti discussed the Scudetto race, Antonio Conte, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Carlo Ancelotti, Euro 2016 and what went wrong in Brazil.

The midfielder is still only 23, but shot to fame at Zdenek Zeman’s Pescara with Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne, moving to Paris Saint-Germain without ever playing a Serie A game.

“There are regrets that I never got to play in Serie A, but you never can say what will happen in the future,” Verratti told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Thursday December 24 2015
Verratti: ‘Couldn’t turn down PSG’

Marco Verratti admits “my dream was to play in Serie A with Pescara” but couldn’t turn down Paris Saint-Germain.

The Azzurri star has never played in Italy’s top-flight, moving to Ligue 1 immediately after winning promotion with the Delfini

“When they told me about PSG I wasn’t convinced,” Verratti admitted to Sky.

“My dream was to play in Serie A with Pescara. But this train passes you once in your life, and you can’t afford to miss it.

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Wednesday December 23 2015
Verratti: 'Conte right for Italy'

Marco Verratti believes “Antonio Conte is the right man for the Italy job. With him, you play if you deserve it.”

The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder spoke to reporters at a charity event in his home town of Pescara today.

“I think Conte is the right man for the Italy job,” said Verratti ahead of next summer’s Euro 2016 tournament.

“He is the Coach we needed to lift Italy back up after some negative results. Conte doesn’t hold back with anyone and also isn’t interested if you are 20 or 30 years old.

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Tuesday December 15 2015
Agent: ‘Discussing Verratti renewal’

Marco Verratti won’t be returning to Italy any time soon, as his agent reveals they’re working on a renewal with Paris Saint-Germain.

The Italian international was a target for both Napoli and Juventus during his time at Pescara, but the French club secured his signature.

“We’re repeated it a thousand times, Napoli and Pescara were in total agreement for Verratti,” Donato Di Campli told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

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Thursday November 26 2015
Juventus players nominated for FIFPro XI

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is among the names nominated for this year’s FIFPro World XI.

The award involves votes from nearly 25,000 professional footballers from 70 different countries. They select one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards.

The Bianconeri’s Paul Pogba and Giorgio Chiellini have also been shortlisted, along with Andrea Pirlo, Carlos Tevez and Arturo Vidal, who left the club this summer.

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Saturday November 21 2015
Ancelotti: 'I'd love Roma or Milan'

Carlo Ancelotti would “very much love to be Roma Coach one day” or return to Milan, but won’t take a mid-season job.

The Coach is taking a Sabbatical after the Real Madrid sacking and sat down with the Corriere dello Sport to discuss his past, present and future.

“I would very much love to be Roma Coach one day, as it’s a team I love in a city that I love. I’d also happily return to Milan. They did call me, but I had to undergo a back operation and preferred to rest for a year.

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