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Monday February 18 2019
New PSG contract for Verratti?

Italy international Marco Verratti has reportedly agreed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain worth €10m per season.

According to Paris United, the 26-year-old will put pen to paper on a deal holding him to the club until June 2024.

The terms of his current contract would expire in the summer of 2021.

Verratti has seemingly put his injury problems behind him and PSG are ready to give him over €10m per season in wages.

It is his most recent contract renegotiation since 2016.

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Tuesday February 12 2019
Buffon and Verratti start for PSG

Gianluigi Buffon and Marco Verratti start for PSG against Manchester United, as the goalkeeper becomes the fourth 41-year-old in a Champions League game.

The Round of 16 kicks off at Old Trafford at 20.00 GMT.

There had been concerns over Verratti’s fitness following a long lay-off with repeated injuries, but he made his comeback last week and is placed in the starting XI tonight.

Buffon is chosen rather than Alphonse Areola and becomes the fourth player aged 41 and over to feature in a Champions League match – the second Italian.

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Saturday January 26 2019
Brits just don't get Jorginho

The debate within the Premier League on whether Jorginho is pivotal or pathetic shows a football culture clash with the rest of Europe, explains Elio Salerno.

“How many assists has he got this season? Around 2,000 passes, no assists! He’s not a great defender, once a game gets like this against the big teams he gets overrun in midfield. He can’t run, so he does not give you anything defensively and he doesn’t give you anything at the other end of the pitch”.

Those were the words of six-time Premier League champion Rio Ferdinand following Chelsea’s defeat at Arsenal last weekend, when asked for his opinion on Italy international Jorginho.

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Sunday January 20 2019
Verratti reassured on injury

Italy and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has only sprained his ankle with no fracture.

The 26-year-old limped off during the opening stages of their 9-0 victory over Guingamp on Saturday, as he fell awkwardly and his ankle was accidentally trodden on by Felix Eboa-Eboa.

Coach Thomas Tuchel immediately said he was concerned it was “a serious injury,” prompting some to assume there was a fracture or ligament damage.

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Sunday January 20 2019
PSG sponsors can poach Allan

With Marco Verratti injured, Paris Saint-Germain are increasingly desperate for Napoli midfielder Allan and have an ingenious new card up their sleeve.

Italy international Verratti seemed to sprain his ankle in the 9-0 win over Guingamp and could have ligament damage.

Coach Thomas Tuchel confirmed the injury is “the worst thing that could’ve happened” in the circumstances, as he had already been begging the club for reinforcements in midfield.

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Saturday January 19 2019
Verratti suffers 'serious injury'

Paris Saint-Germain Coach Thomas Tuchel warns it is likely Marco Verratti has “suffered a serious injury” to his ankle.

The Italy international limped off during today’s 9-0 Ligue 1 victory over Guingamp.

He landed awkwardly and an opponent accidentally trod on his ankle, so it turned in an unnatural manner.

“It’s not good news. I think he’s suffered a serious injury,” Tuchel told Canal+.

“It’s the worst thing that could’ve happened for us…”

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Tuesday December 18 2018
Buffon on Mbappe', Neymar, Verratti

Gianluigi Buffon reveals how he motivates Paris Saint-Germain teammates Marco Verratti, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar. “It depends on mentality.”

The Italy international spoke to RMC in France about his experience in Paris, including advice to much younger companions.

“In my view, if Kylian decides in his mind to become the Number One for the next 10 years, he can do that, but it depends on his mind.

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Thursday November 22 2018
Verratti: ‘PSG are confident’

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti notes “one of us, Napoli or Liverpool will be eliminated” in the Champions League but is “confident” it won’t be them.

Group C is incredibly tight, as all three teams and Red Star are separated by only two points.

The Partenopei welcome the Serbians to Naples on Wednesday, while Liverpool travel to Paris.

“The first four games have confirmed that our group is very difficult and that everything will be decided at the last moment,” Verratti told Corriere dello Sport.

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Tuesday November 20 2018
Verratti: 'Enjoying Mancini's football'

Marco Verratti praised Roberto Mancini after a 1-0 win over the USA. “I’ve never been so relaxed and happy playing for Italy.”

The 4-3-3 formation is working well in the build-up play, even if they had to wait until the 94th minute for Matteo Politano’s winner.

“The Coach puts this strong mentality into everyone, whether they play or not, and everyone is ready to contribute,” the PSG star told Rai Sport.

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Tuesday November 20 2018
Italy's generation gap

With veterans retiring and youngsters only just starting, Marcello Cossali-Francis says it’s time Italy’s 25-30-year-olds stepped up to the plate.

After avoiding relegation from their Nations League group, international duty now takes a step back until the Euro 2020 Qualifiers in March. Italy will find out their opponents for that group on the 2nd of December and Roberto Mancini now has time on his hands to build a squad ready for competitive football again in 2019.

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